Some Leprotic eye lesions are reported to be progressive in nature even after mycobacterial cure. During last 3 years 980 cured leprosy patients were examined of which 120 patients were followed up every year (2011,2012,2013) Results: 1% per increase in leprosy related eye lesion (Lagophthalmos, keratitis, posterior synechia). 2.5% increase in significant cataract (VA<6/18) 1.5% patients developed ocular morbidity and 0.6%cases became blind. Nonleprotic lesions were however more pronounced (5%) e.g., refractive error, posterior capsular opacification, secondary glaucoma, Keratomalacia etc. Conclusion: Nonleprotic ocular lesions were progressing as in normal population and some Leprotic lesions due to neural damage were progressive and needs special attention from the time of release from treatment.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN