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Klin Oczna. 1996 Feb;98(2):129-30.

[Severe myopia and delivery].

[Article in Polish]

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  • 1OddziaƂu Okulistyki CZD w Warszawie.

Abstract

AIM:

There has been concern that patients with high myopia are at a risk of developing retinal tears as they go through a spontaneous delivery. Therefore the aim of the paper was to examine retinal changes in the group of female patients with high myopia before and after delivery.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

Eye examinations were performed before and after delivery in two groups of patients: 42 patients with high myopia and 4 patients with high myopia and retinal detachment surgery in one eye.

RESULTS:

There was no progression of retinal changes and development of retinal tears, but in some patients retinal hemorrhages and macular edema were observed.

CONCLUSIONS:

High myopia is not the indication for the cesarean section, but the patients should be examined after the delivery.

PMID:
9026570
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