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Year: 2016  Vol. 20   Num. 4  - Oct/Dec - (13º)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1579663
Section: Original Article
Early and Delayed Effect of Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery on Intraocular Pressure
Mohammad Waheed El-Anwar, Mohammad Abdelhady, Hazem Saeed Amer, Manar A. Ghali
Key words:
sinusitis - nose - endoscopy

Introduction Due to the close anatomical relationship between the paranasal sinuses and the orbit, involvement or injury of the orbit from paranasal sinuses procedures may occur.

Objectives We aimed to study the early and delayed effect of endoscopic sinus surgery on intraocular pressure (IOP).

Methods We included in the study 38 patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), undergoing FESS. We performed FESS with the standard anterior to posterior approach. We measured IOP at the same time one day before surgery as well as day 1 and 6 weeks after surgery.

Results One day after surgery, mean IOP in the right eye was 14.176  1.91 mm Hg and in the left eye was 13.79  2.42 mm Hg with statistically non-significant difference from preoperative values. Six weeks postoperative, the mean IOP in the right eye was 15.14  2.28 mm Hg. The difference between the mean preoperative and postoperative IOP values was found to be statistically significant (p = 0.0012). While in the left eye, mean postoperative IOP was 15.14 + 2.23mm Hg. The difference between the mean preoperative and postoperative IOP values was also found to be highly statistically significant (p = 0.0005).

Conclusion Delayed significant increase in IOP can occur after FESS, Thus, special measures must be taken to reduce IOP to protect the patient́s eye from the risk of increased IOP, especially in patients with glaucoma.

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