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The eye and visual system in pregnancy, what to expect? An in-depth review.
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PMID:  24082665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Pregnancy represents a real challenge to all body systems. Physiological changes can involve any of the body organs including the eye and visual system. The ocular effect of pregnancy involves a wide spectrum of physiologic and pathologic changes. The latter might be presenting for the first time during pregnancy such as corneal melting and corneal ectasia, or an already existing ocular pathologies that are modified by pregnancy such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. In addition, pregnancy can affect vision through systemic disease that are either specific to the pregnant state itself such as the pre-eclampsia/eclampsia and Sheehan's syndrome, or systemic diseases that occur more frequently in relation to pregnancy such as Graves' disease, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, anti-phospholipid syndrome, and disseminated intravascular coagulation.
Khawla Abu Samra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oman journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0974-620X     ISO Abbreviation:  Oman J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-01     Completed Date:  2014-06-24     Revised Date:  2014-06-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101519430     Medline TA:  Oman J Ophthalmol     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-91     Citation Subset:  -    
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