[Mode of delivery and eye diseases]

Klinika Okulistyki, Uniwersytet Friedricha-Alexandra w Erlangen-Norymberdze, Niemcy.
Ginekologia polska (Impact Factor: 0.6). 08/2012; 83(8):613-7.
Source: PubMed


There are many controversies among ophthalmologists and obstetricians regarding indications for caesarean section due to preexisting eye diseases. Many ophthalmologists still believe myopia, retinal detachment, glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy to be indications for a caesarean section. There is a discrepancy between clinical practice and evidence-based medicine, as none of the published trials have reported any retinal changes after vaginal delivery This report provides information on the influence of physiological changes on eye diseases during the final stage of the delivery. We conclude that an eye disease is not an indication for a caesarean section.

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