Vol 83, No 8 (2012)

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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).


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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