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Mode of delivery and eye diseases

Jan Oleszczuk, Piotr Książek, Agnieszka Oleszczuk, Katarzyna Nowomiejska, Aselm M. Juenemann, Robert Rejdak
Ginekol Pol 2012;83(8).

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Vol 83, No 8 (2012)
ARTICLES

Abstract

There are many controversies among ophthalmologists and obstetricians regarding indications for caesarean section due to preexisting eye diseases. Many ophthalmologists still believe myopia, retinal detachment, glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy to be indications for a caesarean section. There is a discrepancy between clinical practice and evidence-based medicine, as none of the published trials have reported any retinal changes after vaginal delivery. This report provides information on the infl uence of physiological changes on eye diseases during the fi nal stage of the delivery. We conclude that an eye disease is not an indication for a caesarean section.

Abstract

There are many controversies among ophthalmologists and obstetricians regarding indications for caesarean section due to preexisting eye diseases. Many ophthalmologists still believe myopia, retinal detachment, glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy to be indications for a caesarean section. There is a discrepancy between clinical practice and evidence-based medicine, as none of the published trials have reported any retinal changes after vaginal delivery. This report provides information on the infl uence of physiological changes on eye diseases during the fi nal stage of the delivery. We conclude that an eye disease is not an indication for a caesarean section.
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Keywords

eye diseases, pregnancy, mode of delivery

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Title

Mode of delivery and eye diseases

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 83, No 8 (2012)

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Ginekol Pol 2012;83(8).

Keywords

eye diseases
pregnancy
mode of delivery

Authors

Jan Oleszczuk
Piotr Książek
Agnieszka Oleszczuk
Katarzyna Nowomiejska
Aselm M. Juenemann
Robert Rejdak

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