The effects of chalazion surgery on intraocular pressure and corneal topography
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To evaluate the effects of chalazion surgery on intraocular pressure (IOP) and the biomechanical, topographic, and topometric properties of the cornea.
A total of 29 patients with upper eyelid chalazion were included in this study. All patients underwent preoperative and postoperative detailed ophthalmological examinations including scale of chalazion size; IOP (IOPcc and IOPg), corneal hysteresis, and corneal resistance factor measurements using ocular response analyser (ORA; Reichert Instruments, Depew, NY, USA); topographic and topometric properties of the cornea using Pentacam HR (Oculus GmbH, Wetzlar, HE, Germany). Preoperative and postoperative measurements were compared.
The mean age of the patients was 29.07 ± 13.74 years (18–54 years). The mean IOPcc was 15.82 ± 4.20 mmHg preoperatively and 14.72 ± 3.96 mmHg postoperatively, and the mean IOPg was 15.21 ± 3.91 mmHg preoperatively and 14.21 ± 4.02 mmHg postoperatively (p = 0.020, p = 0.007, respectively). The mean central keratoconus index (CKI) was 1.006 ± 0.01 preoperatively and 1.002 ± 0.01 postoperatively (p = 0.035). Other biomechanical, keratometric, topographic, and topometric parameters were similar before and after the surgery (all p > 0.05).
To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report to suggest that IOP and CKI are decreased after the removal of upper eyelid chalazion.
KeywordsChalazion Ocular response analyzer (ORA) Corneal topography Pentacam
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Conflict of interest
The authors declare that they have no competing interests.