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
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To assess the ocular pulse amplitude (OPA), intraocular pressure (IOP) and central macular thickness (CMT) during pregnancy
Pamukkale University, Department of Ophthalmology and Gynecology and Obstetrics, Denizli, Turkey
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.
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).
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.