Ocular pathologies emerging in pregnancy.
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.