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Table 1 Demographics and Clinical Characteristics of the patients throughout pregnancy and 6-months postpartum

From: Macular choroidal thickness in highly myopic women during pregnancy and postpartum: a longitudinal study

Variables Groups
First trimester
(n = 42)
Second trimester
(n = 42)
Third trimester
(n = 42)
Postpartum
(n = 40)
Mean Age (years) 28.5 ± 1.7 28.9 ± 1.7 29.3 ± 1.6 29.7 ± 1.7a
AL (mm) 27.6 ± 0.7 27.6 ± 0.7 27.6 ± 0.7 27.6 ± 0.7
Refractive error (D) −9.7 ± 1.4 − 9.7 ± 1.4 −9.8 ± 1.4 − 9.6 ± 1.4
IOP (mmHg) 15.4 ± 2.8 15.0 ± 2.4 14.4 ± 2.8 15.8 ± 2.8b
MOPP (mmHg) 38.8 ± 3.3 39.0 ± 3.2 39.7 ± 2.8 38.6 ± 3.1c
MAP (mmHg) 81.7 ± 8.1 82.1 ± 7.9 82.7 ± 7.8 81.6 ± 7.9
BMI (kg/m2) 21.9 ± 2.0 22.7 ± 2.0 24.4 ± 1.9 22.3 ± 2.2b
Macular CT (μm) 194.5 ± 50.3 201.9 ± 51.5 214.3 ± 52.3 192.7 ± 51.9c
  1. AL axial length, D diopters, IOP intraocular pressure, MOPP mean ocular perfusion pressure, MAP mean arterial pressure, BMI body mass index, CT choroidal thickness
  2. ap < 0.05 compared with the first, and second trimesters by t-test; bp < 0.01 compared with the third trimester by t-test; cp < 0.05 compared with the third trimester by t-test