Marjorie Rah


PURPOSE. The Refractive Status and Vision Profile (RSVP) questionnaire was used in a group of overnight orthokeratology patients to determine if there were baseline differences in RSVP scores in subjects who were successful and not successful orthokeratology lens wearers. Scores from one-month visits were also evaluated. METHOD. The RSVP was administered to 47 patients prior to orthokeratology lens fitting and after one month of treatment as part of the Lenses and Overnight Orthokeratology (LOOK) Study. We compared RSVP scores in patients who continued treatment after the one-month visit (successful) to those who discontinued prior to or did not continue treatment beyond the one-month visit (unsuccessful). Due to the extensive nature of the questionnaire, patients were permitted to complete the form at home. Self-addressed, stamped envelopes were provided in an attempt to increase response rate. Two-sample t-tests were used to compare eight subscale scores for the baseline and one-month visits.

RESULTS. Of the 47 patients who completed a baseline questionnaire, 11 discontinued treatment prior to the one-month visit. Following the one-month visit, five additional patients discontinued treatment for a total of 16 (34%) unsuccessful patients. No significant differences were detected in baseline subscale scores between successful and unsuccessful patients. At one month, there was also no significant difference in RSVP scores between successful and unsuccessful patients.

CONCLUSIONS. Baseline RSVP scores were unable to predict success with overnight orthokeratology in this sample of patients.


Year: 2001

Program Number: Poster 40

Author Affiliation: The New England College of Optometry

Co-Authors: John Mark Jackson, Lisa Jones, Joseph Barr, Harue Marsden

Co-Author Affiliation: Southern College of Optometry, The Ohio State University, The Ohio State University, Southern California College of Optometry

Room: Exhibit Hall C