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Vol 89, No 3 (2018)
Review paper
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Changes in the parameters of the anterior segment of the eye in pregnant women — literature review

Karol Taradaj1, Tomasz Ginda1, Piotr Ciechanowicz1, Piotr Maciejewicz2, Barbara Suchońska2, Iwona Szymusik2, Bożena Kociszewska-Najman2, Mirosław Wielgoś2, Dariusz Kęcik1
DOI: 10.5603/GP.a2018.0028
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Pubmed: 29664553
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Ginekol Pol 2018;89(3):169-173.
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  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Warsaw, Lindleya 4, 00-001 Warsaw, Poland
  2. 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

open access

Vol 89, No 3 (2018)
REVIEW PAPERS Obstetrics
Published online: 2018-03-30

Abstract

The physiology of pregnancy is a curious issue for specialists from different branches of medicine and science. In this systematic review, the attention was focused on changes in eyes during pregnancy and confinement. To summarise and systematize actual knowledge in eyes’ changes during pregnancy, publications from years 2011–2017 were analysed. Stud­ies about parameters of corneal endothelial cells, corneal biomechanical parameters, keratometric variables, intraocular pressure and biometry of the anterior chamber were compared. The conducted studies demonstrated the unambiguous character of changes only in case of intraocular pressure, which decreased during the II and III trimesters of pregnancy. Inconsistent study methods and low number of examined patients did not enable to draw explicit conclusions in context of other parameters of the anterior segment of the eye in pregnant women. It is indicated to perform further studies on a representative and homogeneous group of female patients.

Abstract

The physiology of pregnancy is a curious issue for specialists from different branches of medicine and science. In this systematic review, the attention was focused on changes in eyes during pregnancy and confinement. To summarise and systematize actual knowledge in eyes’ changes during pregnancy, publications from years 2011–2017 were analysed. Stud­ies about parameters of corneal endothelial cells, corneal biomechanical parameters, keratometric variables, intraocular pressure and biometry of the anterior chamber were compared. The conducted studies demonstrated the unambiguous character of changes only in case of intraocular pressure, which decreased during the II and III trimesters of pregnancy. Inconsistent study methods and low number of examined patients did not enable to draw explicit conclusions in context of other parameters of the anterior segment of the eye in pregnant women. It is indicated to perform further studies on a representative and homogeneous group of female patients.

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Keywords

pregnancy, labour, cornea, keratometry, anterior chamber, intraocular pressure

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Title

Changes in the parameters of the anterior segment of the eye in pregnant women — literature review

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 89, No 3 (2018)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

169-173

Published online

2018-03-30

DOI

10.5603/GP.a2018.0028

Pubmed

29664553

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2018;89(3):169-173.

Keywords

pregnancy
labour
cornea
keratometry
anterior chamber
intraocular pressure

Authors

Karol Taradaj
Tomasz Ginda
Piotr Ciechanowicz
Piotr Maciejewicz
Barbara Suchońska
Iwona Szymusik
Bożena Kociszewska-Najman
Mirosław Wielgoś
Dariusz Kęcik

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