Long-term treatment of retinitis pigmentosa with acetazolamide

A pilot study
  • Nicola Orzalesi
  • Chiara Pierrottet
  • Alessandro Porta
  • Monica Aschero
Clinical Investigations

DOI: 10.1007/BF00919100

Cite this article as:
Orzalesi, N., Pierrottet, C., Porta, A. et al. Graefe's Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol (1993) 231: 254. doi:10.1007/BF00919100

Abstract

The therapeutic effect of long-term treatment with acetazolamide (from 3 weeks to 16 months) of seven patients with retinitis pigmentosa was studied. Improvement in visual acuity was found in almost all the eyes, accompanied by an improvement in the macular threshold in two patients. The therapeutic effect was independent of reduction of macular edema, as judged by fluorescein angiography.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicola Orzalesi
    • 1
  • Chiara Pierrottet
    • 1
  • Alessandro Porta
    • 1
  • Monica Aschero
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinica OculisticaUniversità di MilanoMilanoItaly