Oman Journal of Ophthalmology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 111--113

Changes in intraocular pressure after clear corneal phacoemulsification in normal patients


Salima Bhallil, Idriss Benatiya Andalloussi, Fouad Chraibi, Khadija Daoudi, Hicham Tahri 
 Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital, Hassan II, Fez, Morocco

Correspondence Address:
Salima Bhallil
BP 2830 CP30000, Fès Principal, Department of Ophthalmology, Hassan II Hospital Fez
Morocco

Purpose : To evaluate changes in intraocular pressure (IOP) after clear corneal phacoemulsification (CCP) in normal patients. Materials and Methods : A prospective study including 273 normal patients selected for cataract extraction by CCP. Intraocular pressure was recorded on the 15 th day, l st , 2 nd , 3 rd month and 6 months after surgery. Statistical Analysis : For statistical analysis, Epi Info was used to determine the statistical significance of changes in IOP. Results : The mean age of 96 women and 177 men was 71 ± 12 years. The mean IOP before surgery was 14.18 ± 3.4 mmHg. Our patients showed a mean decrease in IOP of 2.25 mmHg (16%) compared to preoperative values. Change in IOP was not related to lens thickness (P = 0.12), but significantly correlated with change in anterior chamber depth (ACD) (P = 0.002). The postoperative IOP was inversely related to preoperative ACD (P = 0.012). Age, sex and axial length were not significantly related to IOP reduction (P = 0.2-0.5) Conclusion : CCP was associated with a statistically significant reduction in IOP. The exact mechanism by which cataract surgery results in IOP reduction is unclear. CCP can be performed with the intent of achieving better IOP control.


How to cite this article:
Bhallil S, Andalloussi IB, Chraibi F, Daoudi K, Tahri H. Changes in intraocular pressure after clear corneal phacoemulsification in normal patients.Oman J Ophthalmol 2009;2:111-113


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Bhallil S, Andalloussi IB, Chraibi F, Daoudi K, Tahri H. Changes in intraocular pressure after clear corneal phacoemulsification in normal patients. Oman J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Aug 14 ];2:111-113
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