Ocular pathologies emerging in pregnancy.

  • Arif Hussain Pak Red Crescent Medical and Dental College, Dina Nath, District Kasur.
  • Kishwar Naheed Pak Red Crescent Medical and Dental College, Dina Nath, District Kasur.
  • Nasir Mahmood Pak Red Crescent Medical and Dental College, Dina Nath, District Kasur.
Keywords: Central Serous Chorioretinopathy (CSCR), Ocular pathologies, Ocular or systemic disease

Abstract

Objectives: To determine ocular pathologies that appear in pregnant women with no history of ocular or systemic disease prior to conception. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Department of Ophthalmology in association with Department of Gynecology, Pak Red Crescent Medical and Dental College Dina Nath District Kasur. Period: January 2018 to April 2018. Materials and Methods: One hundred and twenty pregnant females with no history of previous ocular or systemic co morbidity were included in study. After obtaining informed consent detailed ocular and medical history was taken and complete ocular examination was done. Results: Mean age of the participant female was 24.7 years (Range 19- 40 years). Four of them (3.33%) had bilateral optic disc edema, 2 of them had central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) and one female had unilateral macular hole. Conclusions: Ocular pathologies emerging in pregnancy are not uncommon and should not be overlooked. Pregnant women with ocular complaints should undergo a thorough ocular and systemic examination along with necessary investigations so that the pathological eye changes and associated systemic diseases could be managed timely and properly.

Author Biographies

Arif Hussain, Pak Red Crescent Medical and Dental College, Dina Nath, District Kasur.

MBBS, DOMS, FCPS

Associate Professor & Head

Department of Ophthalmology

Kishwar Naheed, Pak Red Crescent Medical and Dental College, Dina Nath, District Kasur.

Associate Professor & Head

Department of Gyne & Obs

 

Nasir Mahmood, Pak Red Crescent Medical and Dental College, Dina Nath, District Kasur.

MBBS, DMRD

Assistant Professor

Department of Radiology

 

Published
2019-09-10