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Assessment of ocular pulse amplitude and central macular thickness during pregnancy

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First Author: S.Acer TURKEY

Co Author(s):    G. Pekel   A. Karabulut   E.N. Cetin   A. Kaşıkcı   R. Yağcı   A.M. Avunduk   0   0 0   0 0   0 0   0 0

Abstract Details



Purpose:

To assess the ocular pulse amplitude (OPA), intraocular pressure (IOP) and central macular thickness (CMT) during pregnancy

Setting:

Pamukkale University, Department of Ophthalmology and Gynecology and Obstetrics, Denizli, Turkey

Methods:

20 pregnant women were enrolled . OPA and IOP measured by DCT and CMT measured by optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). The measurements were done in first, second, third trimesters and 2 months postpartum.

Results:

The mean OPA was 2.89±0.81 mm Hg in first, 2.78±1.16 mm Hg in second, 2.30±1.27 mm Hg in third trimester and 2.23±0.78 mm Hg in postpartum and there was a significiant difference between the OPA values of first trimester and postpartum (p=0.005). The mean IOP was 16.20±3.19 mm Hg in first, 14.99±2.47 mm Hg in second, 14.56±2.92 mm Hg third trimester and 17.52±2.86 mm Hg in postpartum and there was a significiant difference between the IOP values of first and third trimester (p=0.033). The mean CMT was 251.56±15.50 µm in first, 269.07±63.83 µm in second, 264.92±50.55 µm in third trimester and 261.29±49.68 µm in postpartum and there was a significiant difference between the CMT of first trimester and postpartum (p=0.023).

Conclusions:

Our results suggest that the choroidal perfusion assessed by OPA and CMT measured by SD-OCT change significiantly between first trimester and postpartum. The IOP reduced during the pregnancy but the difference was only significiant between first and third trimester.

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