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Minerva Oftalmologica 2011 December;53(4):91-4

Copyright © 2011 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Glaucoma during pregnancy

Penna R., Actis A. G., Brogliatti B., Rolle T.

Dipartimento di Fisiopatologia Clinica, Sezione di Oftalmologia, Clinica Oculistica, Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italia


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The managing of glaucoma during pregnancy is controversial and certainly not unanimous: our review shows that most of the studies have also been conducted on small samples and are often retrospective. The clinical presentation of glaucoma during pregnancy is furthermore variable: despite medical and surgical therapy intraocular pressure can be difficult to control in women suffering from glaucoma, unlike what happens in healthy women (in which intraocular pressure has a statistically significant reduction). Crucial in this context is the communication between doctors and between doctor and patient and a careful and individualized follow-up. New studies will help to clarify the cause of clinical variability in pregnant women suffering from glaucoma, in order to improve management and to offer more effective and safe therapies.

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