Changes in corneal biomechanics during pregnancy call for surveillance of patients with previous ectatic disorders

PARIS — Hormonal changes associated with pregnancy produce significant effects on corneal biomechanics, according to a study carried out at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. The study is ongoing and by 2015 will enroll a total of 50 subjects. Results of 25 patients followed at each trimester during pregnancy and twice after delivery were presented at the meeting of the French Society of Ophthalmology. Corneal examinations included maximum keratometry and central pachymetry with the Pentacam (Oculus) as well as corneal hysteresis, corneal resistance factor and intraocular pressure with the Ocular (Read more...)