Co -relation of fundus changes & pregnancy induced hypertension - A prospective observational study.
Dr. Shivangini Kumari Shekhawat, Dr. Vinu Choudhary, Dr. Usha Shekhawat
The national incidence of PIH is 15.2% in India1, while it is four times higher in primipara women than in multipara. Ocular involvement in PIH is common and the occurrence rate varies from 30-100% in different studies2.Objective of the study is to determine the prevalence of retinal changes in pregnancy induced hypertension and to study the association between retinal changes and severity of the PIH. A hospital based cross-sectional study was conducted in the setting of department of Opthalmology and Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, during the year 2017.The results were analyzed using SPSS program.Majority of patients in our study were found in age group of 21 to 25 years.74% of patients were primigravida in our study.In our study normal fundus changes were seen in 66% of cases, grade I in 29% , grade II in 5 % of cases. Grade III and IV changes were not seen.We can consider presence of the retinal changes to be an indirect marker of severity of PIH and of the prognostic value.
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