Journal article

Influence of diurnal variation on the intraocular pressure measurement of treated primary open-angle glaucoma during office hours

AM RotaBartelink, A Pitt, I Story

JOURNAL OF GLAUCOMA | LIPPINCOTT-RAVEN PUBL | Published : 1996

Abstract

PURPOSE: Intraocular pressure has been shown in past studies to vary diurnally. The purpose of this study was to establish whether patients treated with timolol maleate for primary open-angle glaucoma should be reviewed at a specific time of day, within normal clinical hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). It is normal practice to schedule review appointments into either morning or afternoon clinic sessions. This may result in abnormally high intraocular pressure values being missed. METHODS: The intraocular pressure of 28 people with primary open-angle glaucoma was measured by means of a Goldmann applanator on an hourly basis between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. All subjects continued their antiglauc..

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