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Pregnancy changes on the eye

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First Author: M.Saif EGYPT

Co Author(s):    S. Ibrahim   A. Saif   A. Gouda        

Abstract Details

Purpose:

The purpose of our study was to detect the changes that occur in the womenꞌs eyes during pregnancy and postpartum period regarding visual acuity , intraocular pressure and tear film .

Setting:

Patients attending 'routine antenatal outpatient' clinics at the Obstetrics and Gynecology department of fayuom university hospital and Beni suif university hospital

Methods:

The presentation of cases was common at duration of 12,24,36 weeks of pregnancy and 6 weeks postpartum . we excluded any prenursing ocular pathology. Full ophthalmic examination was done including: 1- best corrected visual acuity using snellen's chart 2-Autokeratometer to determine corneal parameters and average k 3-IOP was measured using Goldman applanation tonometer 4-Tear film was tested by Shirmer's test and Break up time .

Results:

BCVA showed a significant p value of 0.02 in first and second trimester and insignificant p value in second and third ,that between first trimester and postpartum had a significant p value of 0.016 . Regarding IOP significant p value in second and third trimester of 0.000 value ,while all other values were insignificant . average k first, second and third trimesters showed a significant p value of 0.00 ,with insignificant values postpartum . Shirmer's test and BUT have first, second and third trimesters showed a significant p value with insignificant values postpartum

Conclusions:

Conclusion: Most of changes that occur during pregnancy are temporary and disappear in postpartum period . We recommend not to go on any refractive surgery during pregnancy and at least 6 weeks postpartum , we also recommend insurance of the pregnant woman and awareness about this changes by her physician . FINANCIAL DISCLOUSRE: NONE

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