Medline ® Abstract for Reference 35
of 'Eye disorders associated with chronic kidney disease'
Ocular complications in renal allograft recipients.
Das T, Gupta A, Sakhuja V, Gupta KL, Minz M, Chugh KS
Nephrol Dial Transplant. 1991;6(9):649.
Ocular complications in renal allograft recipients are a significant cause of morbidity. Of 80 renal transplant recipients, 42 (52.5%) developed ocular complications. These included posterior subcapsular cataract in 22 patients (27.5%), opportunistic ocular infections by CMV, cryptococcus, mucormycosis, herpes simplex and herpes zoster in five (6.25%), steroid-induced raised intraocular pressure in four (5%) and primary disease-related vascular complications in ten (12.5%). Our findings highlight the importance of regular ocular examination of all allograft recipients in the post-transplant period.
Department of Nephrology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.