Original Research Article
June 24, 2022
The Association between Retinal Vein Occlusion and Axial Length of Eyeball
Dr. Samiha Mahbub, Dr. Sayeed Saleh Khan, Dr. Polash Barua, Dr. Mahbub-Al-Karim, Dr. Jakirul Alam
None | 455-461
DOI : 10.36347/sasjs.2022.v08i06.008
Background: According to study, Retinal vein occlusion (RVO) is the second most common retinal vasculopathy after diabetic retinopathy, which causes permanent visual loss. Objective: In this study our main goal is to assess the association between retinal vein occlusion and axial length of eyeball. Method: This cross sectional study was carried out at Department of Ophthalmology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbagh, Dhaka from From March 2016 to March 2019. Where 60 Patients who were attending in the Department of Ophthalmology, BSMMU was the population of the study. During the study, 30 patients with retinal vein occlusion are included in Group A whereas remaining patients with no refractive error and no RVO are included in Group B. Results: During the study, in both group majority of the cases belong to 41-50 years age group whereas 17(56.7%) patients were male in group A and 12(40.0%) in group B. Fourteen (43.3%) patients were female in group A and 18(60.0%) in group B.In group A, 17(56.7%) patients were affected in left eye, 11(36.7%) in right eye and 2(6.7%) in bilateral eyes. Eighteen (60.0%) patients were found affected with BRVO and 12(40.0%) with CRVO. Whereas Mean axial length of eyeball was found 22.81±0.67 mm in affected eyes of group A and 23.38±0.92 mm in eyes of group B. The mean axial length of eyeball was found 22.82±0.78 mm in fellow eyes of group A and 23.38±0.92 mm in eyes of group B. Besides that, mean axial length of eyeball was found 22.69±0.54 mm in affected eyes of BRVO and 23.38±0.92 mm in eyes of group B. The mean axial length of eyeball was found 22.70±0.71 mm in fellow eyes of BRVO and 23.38±0.92 mm in eyes of group B. The differences were statistically significant (p<0.05). Conclusion: On the basis of the findings in this study, it may be surmised that shorter axial length may be a local risk factor for developing RVO.
Original Research Article
June 21, 2022
Ethnomedicinal Plants used by Tribal People of Ganga Raju Madugula, Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh, India
S. Matya Raju, J. Ramalakshmana, S. B. Padal
None | 138-141
DOI : 10.36347/sajb.2022.v10i06.005
An ethnomedicinal survey was carried out in Gangaraju Madugula Mandalam, Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh. India. The indigenous knowledge of local traditional uses was collected through questionnaire and personal interviews during field trips. The identification and nomenclature of the listed plants were based on the flora of Andhra Pradesh. A total of 70 plants species were identified by taxonomic description and locally by ethnomedicinal knowledge of people existing in the region. Plant specimens collected, identified, preserved and mounted were deposited in the department of botany, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam for future references.