Ocular manifestations in hemodialysis patients and short-term changes in ophthalmologic findings


Sariyeva Ismayilov A., Aydin Guclu Ö. , Erol H. A.

THERAPEUTIC APHERESIS AND DIALYSIS, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/1744-9987.13510
  • Title of Journal : THERAPEUTIC APHERESIS AND DIALYSIS

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the frequency of ocular manifestations in hemodialysis (HD) patients and short-term changes in ophthalmologic findings. A total of 142 eyes of 71 HD patients were included in this study. Patients with corneal and conjunctival deposits, diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, cataract, optic atrophy, or glaucoma were recorded. Schirmer I tests and the tear break up time (TBUT) were performed in the listed order to evaluate dry eye. Axial length (AL) and anterior chamber depth (ACD) were measured using ultrasound biometry using an infrared system. The TBUT test, Schirmer I test, intraocular pressure, AL, and ACD were applied within 30 minutes before and after a single session of HD. The most common ocular findings included conjunctival calcification (60.6%), cataract (50.7%), and proliferative diabetic retinopathy (21.1%). The average TBUT results decreased from 10.81 +/- 4.90 to 9.43 +/- 4.78 seconds after HD, and was statistically significant (P < .001). The mean Schirmer I test results decreased from 13.59 +/- 4.67 to 12.07 +/- 4.86 mm after HD. The decline in the Schirmer I test results was statistically significant (P= .005). The mean intraocular pressure decreased from 14.57 +/- 4.40 to 13.43 +/- 3.91 mm Hg after HD, and was statistically significant (P < .001). The mean ACD increased from 3.19 +/- 0.53 to 3.25 +/- 0.55 mm, and the mean AL increased from 23.05 +/- 1.35 to 23.13 +/- 1.35 mm, both increases being significant after HD (bothP < .001). Eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, corneo-conjunctival calcification, and dry eye are common in HD patients; these patients should undergo early and frequent eye examinations.