Changes in Intra Ocular Pressure after Phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation.

  • Rizwan Ahmed Ghazi Khan Medical College, DG Khan.
  • Muhammad Shaheer Lahore General Hospital, Lahore.
  • Arooj Amjad Lahore General Hospital, Lahore.
  • Talha - Lahore Medical and Dental College, Lahore.
  • Hina Mehmood Ghazi Khan Medical College, DG Khan.
  • Ayesha Ahmad Inmol Hospital, Lahore.
Keywords: Intra Ocular Pressure, Phacoemulsification, Tonometry

Abstract

Objectives: To study the changes in intra ocular pressure (IOP) after phacoemulsification with intra ocular lens implantation. Study Design: Quasi experimental study. Setting: Lahore General Hospital, Lahore. Period: From 1-3-2017 to 30-9-2018. Material & Methods: The study was conducted after getting approval from ‘’Ethical Review Board’’ of Lahore General Hospital, Lahore. Patients presenting to the Eye OPD Lahore General Hospital were assessed for inclusion and exclusion criteria. All patients (n=) diagnosed with cataract significantly decreasing vision were selected. Patients having any coexisting ocular pathology i.e. corneal opacity, Glaucoma etc. were excluded from study. Pre operatively intraocular pressure was measured on slit lamp with the applanation tonometry. The patients were called for follow-up after at which time Visual acuity and intraocular pressure was again measured and findings recorded in the proforma. All the surgeries were performed by single surgeon. Results: Pre-operative mean intra ocular pressure was 22.02±1.403 mm Hg which reduced significantly to 20.39±1.363mm Hg, 19.61±1.418mm Hg, 18.94±1.738mm Hg after one day, one week and one month of surgery respectively. Conclusion: Phacoemulsification cataract surgery leads to a decrease in intraocular pressure.

Author Biographies

Rizwan Ahmed, Ghazi Khan Medical College, DG Khan.

FCPS

Senior Registrar

Department of Ophtholomology

 

Muhammad Shaheer, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore.

FCPS, FVRO, MRCSEd

Assistant Professor

Department of Ophtholmology

 

Arooj Amjad, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore.

FCPS

Assistant Professor

Department of Ophtholmology

 

Talha -, Lahore Medical and Dental College, Lahore.

M.Phil 

Demonstrator

Department of Pharmacology

 

Hina Mehmood, Ghazi Khan Medical College, DG Khan.

FCPS

Senior Registrar 

Department of Pharmacology

 

Ayesha Ahmad, Inmol Hospital, Lahore.

MBBS

PGR

Department of Dermatology

Inmol Hospital, Lahore.

Published
2019-12-10