Changes in Intraocular Pressure and Anterior Chamber Depth after Phacoemulsification in Non-Glaucomatous Patients

Ophthalmology Research: An International Journal

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Title Changes in Intraocular Pressure and Anterior Chamber Depth after Phacoemulsification in Non-Glaucomatous Patients
 
Creator Abdallah, Mona
Ali, Omar M.
A. Mohammad, Abd El-Nasser
Soliman, Wael
 
Description Aims: To evaluate changes in intraocular pressure (IOP) and anterior chamber depth (ACD) after uneventful phacoemulsification with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation.
Study Design: Prospective interventional comparative study.
Place and Duration of Study: Department of Ophthalmology, Assuit University Hospital, Assuit, Egypt between September 2016 and October 2017.
Methodology: 100 Patients with visually significant cataract (39 males (39%) and 61 females (61%). All patients underwent uneventful phacoemulsification. Intraocular pressure and ACD were measured preoperatively by using Goldmann applanation tonometer and Ultrasonography  respectively, and at 1 week, 1 month, and 3 months postoperatively.
Results: The postoperative ACD was higher than the preoperative value by 0.26± 0.06 mm at 1 week, 0.45±0.06 mm at 1 month, and 0.59±0.08 mm at 3 months postoperatively (P=.000). P < 0.05 was considered to indicate a statistically significant difference. The IOP at 1 week, 1 month, and 3 months postoperatively was lower than the preoperative value by 1.03±0.3 mmHg, 1.52±0.46 mmHg, and 2.14±0.62 mmHg, respectively (P=.001).
Conclusion: This study revealed that there was a decrease in IOP and increase in ACD after cataract extraction by phacoemulsification. Patients with ocular hypertension, open-angle glaucoma, and narrow-angle glaucoma may benefit from cataract extraction.
 
Publisher SCIENCEDOMAIN international
 
Date 2019-03-18
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
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Identifier http://journalor.com/index.php/OR/article/view/30098
10.9734/or/2019/v10i130098
 
Source Ophthalmology Research: An International Journal; 2019 - Volume 10 [Issue 1]; 1-7
2321-7227
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journalor.com/index.php/OR/article/view/30098/56470
http://journalor.com/index.php/OR/article/view/30098/56471
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 © 2019 Abdallah et al.; This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
 

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