Abstract

A CLINICAL STUDY OF MANAGEMENT AND VISUAL OUTCOME OF LENS-INDUCED GLAUCOMA

Author(s): Satyavathi Devi Pinipe1, Lakshmoji Naidu Kotipalli2

BACKGROUND Glaucoma is a group of eye disease, which results in damage to the optic nerve and vision loss, once it has occurred, is permanent. If treated early, it is possible to slow or stop the progression of disease with medication, laser treatment or surgery. Lens-induced glaucoma is a secondary glaucoma in which the crystalline lens is involved in the mechanism of raised Intraocular Pressure (IOP).
The aim of the study is to study visual outcome in lens-induced glaucoma in patients attending at Government General Hospital, Kakinada, from December 2014 to August 2016.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
This is a longitudinal study included 50 cases of different types of lens-induced glaucoma admitted in ophthalmic wards of Government General Hospital, Kakinada, during the period of December 2014 to August 2016.
RESULTS
The observations from the study were analysed and compared with the existing literature and the factors influencing the visual outcome.
CONCLUSION
The lens-induced glaucomas are a condition of old age with increased risk in females.
KEYWORDS
Phacomorphic Glaucoma, Phacolytic Glaucoma, Secondary Glaucoma, Optic Disc Cupping, Lens Extraction.