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          VOLUME 41 / ISSUE 4


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5 - Comparison of phacoemulsification effect on intraocular pressure in patients with pseudoexfoliative and senile cataract

A. Burcu Dirim, Ersin Oba, Esra Türkseven, Ceylan Uslu, Hüseyin Fındık, Ulviye Yiğit

Aim: ‘To determine intraocular pressure response to phaco-emulsification in patients with pseudoexfolative and senile cataract.

Methods: We studied prospectively 40 eyes of 40 patients of which 20 of them with exfoliation (1.group) and 20 without exfoliation senile cataract (2.group) in the Ophthalmology Clinic of Sisli Etfal Teaching Hospital between the dates January 2005-June 2006. In this study we included over 50 ages, wide iridocorneal angle and cataract patients. In all patients intra-ocular pressure (IOP) measurement of preope-rative and postoperative 1 .day, I.month, 3.month, best cor¬rected visual acuity and routine follow up were performed.

Results: in the first and second groups, the mean preoperative IOPs were 21,20±6.30 mmHg and 18.46±6.85. There was no significant difference between two groups (p>0,05). Postoperative 3.month IOP measurements were I6.5±2.7 mmHg in the first group and 15.54±2.57 mmHg in the second group.

Conclusions: Postoperative mean IOP values decreased significantly in both pseudoexfoliative and senile without exfoliation cataract groups (p<0.001 and p<0.05). In this study there was no statistically significant difference between preoperative and postoperative mean IOP reduction values in both groups (p>0.05).

Keywords: Pseudoexfoliative syndrome (PES), senile cataract, intraocular pressure (IOP), phacoemulsification.

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