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Ocular disease in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16175045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pregnancy may cause ocular changes, both physiologic and pathologic, and may be associated with the development of new disease or may alter the course of preexisting disease. This paper discusses these changes and reviews diabetic retinopathy, uveitis, preeclampsia, cortical blindness and central serous chorioretinopathy. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent reports have contributed to our understanding of the pathophysiology of diabetic retinopathy and cortical blindness associated with preeclampsia, the impact of pregnancy on the course of inflammatory eye disease, and the use of optical coherence tomography in following central serous chorioretinopathy in pregnant women. SUMMARY: This improved understanding of the pathophysiology of ocular disease in pregnancy and the impact of pregnancy on the course of preexisting ocular disease offers the opportunity for meaningful counseling of women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Kara L Schultz; Andrea D Birnbaum; Debra A Goldstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in ophthalmology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1040-8738     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-21     Completed Date:  2006-01-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011108     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Ophthalmol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  308-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Eye Diseases / etiology*
Pregnancy Complications*

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