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IOP, systemic pressure in head-down position may assess glaucoma risk

March 27, 2017

Assessment of systemic and intraocular pressure changes in the head-down body posture may provide an important element for risk assessment in the clinical management of glaucoma, according to a study.

The study included 28 glaucoma suspects and 11 similarly aged healthy controls monitored twice a year with pattern electroretinography (PERG) and OCT for retinal fiber layer (RNFL) thickness changes over a period of 5 years. At baseline, all patients had PERG, IOP and brachial blood pressure measured in the seated and head down body tilt (HDT) position.

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PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVE: Dry eye disease in the surgical patient

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Glaucoma 2017: Controlling IOP and Promoting Adherence through Novel Therapeutics

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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