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Ocular perfusion pressure and glaucoma risk

Submitted by Bailey on Sun, 04/17/2011 - 6:17pm

I am posting this from the Fiteyes google group.

Lita wrote,

(I am posting an exerpt to link because medscape requires a login)

Are there vascular risk factors for glaucoma, such as vascular disease, hypertension, vasospasm, and ocular perfusion pressure (OPP, the difference between systolic, diastolic, or mean arterial blood pressure and ocular pressure)?

Ocular perfusion pressure and glaucoma: clinical trial and epidemiologic findings

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Submitted by MellowDios on Thu, 09/09/2010 - 12:33pm

Though it was written back in March 2009, I found this comprehensive article on ocular perfusion pressure and the correlation between blood pressure and IOP helpful in clearing up my confusion on the subject:

For those who are unclear on it, as I was, here's the formula for calculating Ocular Perfusion Pressure:

Correlation of IOP and Blood Pressure

Submitted by johnc on Wed, 09/01/2010 - 9:19pm

My blood pressure has moved up significantly and my eye pressure went up as well. The doctor visits were less than a week apart. My research on the Internet shows that there are correlations between the two. Any thoughts??


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Submitted by dave on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 6:48pm

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How Much Does Eye Pressure Fluctuate?

Submitted by dave on Sun, 02/25/2007 - 5:17pm

 For the first two years after I was diagnosed with glaucoma, I had my eye pressure checked once every six months. I was under the impression that eye pressure is fairly steady and that large fluctuations are unusual. I certainly did not expect that I would experience very large fluctuations in eye pressure within very short periods of time (such as minutes). However, fluctuations in my eye pressure are something I have observed frequently over the course of collecting more than 18,000 eye pressure measurements.


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