ocular perfusion pressure

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:

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