• Users Online: 117
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 204-209

Evaluation of anterior segment parameters in pars plana vitrectomy and silicone oil injection

Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
MD Ghada A Nassar
10 Said Street, Heliopolis, Cairo 11757
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/DJO.DJO_20_20

Rights and Permissions

Purpose The aim of this study was to compare the changes in anterior segment parameters induced by pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) and silicone oil injection in phakic and pseudophakic eyes. Patients and methods This is a prospective comparative study that included 40 eyes with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment that underwent vitrectomy and silicone oil injection. They were divided equally into two groups. Group 1 included phakic eyes and group 2 included pseudophakic eyes. Anterior segment parameters were documented by using a CSO Camera (Costruzione Strumenti Oftalmici) before and 1 month after surgery. The changes in the following parameters were compared between the two groups: anterior chamber depth (ACD), anterior chamber volume (ACV), anterior chamber angle (ACA), central corneal thickness (CCT), corneal volume (CV), horizontal anterior chamber diameter, and surgically induced astigmatism. Results At 1 month postoperatively, in group 1, there was a significant decrease in the mean of ACA and ACV as compared with the preoperative values (P=0.024 and 0.011, respectively). In group 2, there was a significant decrease in the 1-month postoperative mean of ACD, ACA, and ACV as compared with the preoperative values (P=0.021, <0.0001 and 0.015, respectively) and a significant increase in the mean of CCT and CV values (P<0.0001 and 0.002, respectively). In group 2, there was more reduction in ACD, less reduction in ACA, and higher increase in CCT and CV as compared with group 1 (P=0.021, 0.001, <0.0001, and 0.023, respectively). Conclusion The presence of the crystalline lens acts as a barrier which decreases the changes in the anterior segment parameters and improves the functional outcome following PPV and silicone oil injection as compared with pseudophakia. Therefore, it may be useful to stabilize the anterior segment in patients with PPV and silicone oil injection.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded93    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal