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Original Article

Assessment of the anterior segment and intraocular pressure changes after phacoemulsification

Adem Ugurlu, Nurdan Gamze-Tasli

Keywords : Assessment. Anterior segment. Intraocular pressure. Phacoemulsification

Citation Information : Ugurlu A, Gamze-Tasli N. Assessment of the anterior segment and intraocular pressure changes after phacoemulsification. 2020; 94 (6E):228-235.

DOI: 10.24875/RMOE.M20000129

License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Published Online: 09-11-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020 Sociedad Mexicana de Oftalmología. Published by Permanyer


Aim: The aim of the study was to investigate the changes in anterior segment parameters and intraocular pressure (IOP) after uneventful phacoemulsification. Methods: A total of 118 patients who underwent uneventful phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation were included in the study. The patients underwent a detailed ophthalmologic examination including best-corrected visual acuity, slit-lamp biomicroscopy, gonioscopy, fundoscopy, IOP measurement, and anterior segment evaluation at baseline (preoperatively) and 1 week, 1, 3, and 6 months, as well as 1 year after surgery. Results: Fifty-nine patients were male and 59 were female. The mean age was 64.9 ± 10.8 (25-89) years. Mean IOP at baseline was 16.9 ± 1.9 (11-20) mmHg. Mean IOP was 12.9 ± 1.8 (10-18) mmHg 1 year after surgery (p < 0.001). Mean anterior chamber depth (ACD) was 2.50 ± 0.35 (1.71-3.45) mm at baseline and 3.98 ± 0.40 (2.98-4.60) mm 1 year after surgery (p < 0.001). Mean anterior chamber angle (ACA) was 33.06 ± 3.91 (29.7-45) degrees at baseline and 38.6 ± 4.8 (32.2-50.2) degrees 1 year after surgery (p < 0.001). Conclusions: This study showed that an IOP decrease. Other findings such as ACD, ACA, and anterior chamber volume increased in the short- and long-term follow-up after phacoemulsification.

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