Ophthalmologic evaluation of severely obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery: A pilot, monocentric, prospective, open-label study.

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Summary of "Ophthalmologic evaluation of severely obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery: A pilot, monocentric, prospective, open-label study."

The aim of this study was to investigate the pathogenic role of obesity on blinding eye diseases in a population of severely obese patients with no history of eye diseases, and to verify whether weight loss induced by bariatric surgery may have a protective effect.


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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0216351


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Surgical procedures aimed at producing major WEIGHT REDUCTION in patients with MORBID OBESITY.

Activities related to WEIGHT REDUCTION in patients with OBESITY. Treatment methods include DIET; EXERCISE; BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION; medications; and BARIATRIC SURGERY.

Surgery performed on the eye or any of its parts.

The discipline concerned with WEIGHT REDUCTION in patients with OBESITY.

Care given during the period prior to undergoing surgery when psychological and physical preparations are made according to the special needs of the individual patient. This period spans the time between admission to the hospital to the time the surgery begins. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)

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