Volume : 08, Issue : 01, January – 2021
21. ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFICACY OF ANTIOXIDANT IN PATIENTS OF SENILE CATARACT: A CASE CONTROL STUDY
Dr Zanab Zahoor Ahmad, Dr Faiqa Sarwar, Dr Asma Zafar Khawaja
Objective: To assess the relation between antioxidant vitamins “A”, “C” & “E” nutritional intake; Posterior Sub Capsular Cataracts; Nuclear and Cortical among a group of individuals both men and women.
Material and Methods: 40 patients consisting male and female age range from 40 – 79 years, with senile cataract and 26 patients having no signs of cataract, of the similar ranged ages; were preferred in the patients visited to the Ophthalmic Clinic. For grading “Nuclear, Cortical and Posterior Sub Capsular Lens Opacities (PSCLO)”; the LOCS – III “Lens-Opacities Classification System (LOCS)” was brought into practice. To review plasma absorption of Vitamin “C”; fasting blood samples were taken. We integrated food frequency questionnaires for identification of food habits of our subjects.
Results: – In cataract patients; plasma level of Vit-C 0.9 ± 0.6 mg/dl were notably P-value under 0.002 less than as compared to controlled group 1.4 ± 0.5 mg/dl. Nutritional Vit-A intake P-value under 0.04; Vit-C” P-value under 0.001 and Vit-E P-value under 0.001; in the Cataract patients; observed lower when compared with controlled group. Data shows association involving “Nuclear” P-value under 0.006, PSCO P-value under 0.01 and “Antioxidant” dietary intake, Vit-A, Vit-C and Vit-E were found within this mature patient’s group Cataract patients.
Conclusion: – In the findings of our study it is suggested that an antioxidant rich diet i.e., vitamin A, C and E may possibly carry repercussions of senile cataract formation for delay or prevention from it.
Keywords :Ophthalmic Clinic, Posterior Sub Capsular Opacities (PSCO), Senile cataract, Fasting, Plasma.
Cite This Article:
Please cite this article in press Zanab Zahoor Ahmad et al, Assessment Of The Efficacy Of Antioxidant In Patients Of Senile Cataract: A Case Control Study., Indo Am. J. P. Sci, 2021; 08(01).
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