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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

versión impresa ISSN 0864-2176versión On-line ISSN 1561-3070


CUAN AGUILAR, Yoriel et al. Ocular alterations during pregnancy. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2016, vol.29, n.2, pp.292-307. ISSN 0864-2176.

Ocular disorders are very common in pregnancy. The present review was aimed at documenting the varied eye conditions that might occur during pregnancy or might be modified by it, which would imply that pregnant women suffering visual disorders should be carefully watched. During pregnancy, women are exposed to a range of changes both at the systemic and ocular much at systemic as ocular level. Due to some of these changes, the pregnancy gives rise to ocular changes which are mostly temporary, although they may occasionally become permanent. The ocular effects of pregnancy can be physiologic, pathological or they can modify pre-existing conditions. In this period, one can observe changes in the eyelids, the cornea, the crystalline lens, the intraocular pressure, the visual field and others. There is also exacerbations in pathologies such as diabetic retinopathy, Grave´s disease and toxoplasmic retinitis, as well as complications derived from pregnancy as is the case of preclampsia-eclampsia, serous retinal detachment, cortical blindness, HELLP syndrome, central serous retinopathy, among others. Neurophthalmological and ophthalmic complications in connection with the delivery such as venous sinus thrombosis, benign intracranial hypertension, pituitary adenoma, meningioma and optic neuritis as well as retinopathy and Sheehan´s syndrome were found.

Palabras clave : pregnancy; ocular alterations; changes; complications.

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