Journal article

The Relationship of Intraocular Pressure with Age, Systolic Blood Pressure, and Central Corneal Thickness in an Asian Population

Tina T Wong, Tien Y Wong, Paul J Foster, Jonathan G Crowston, Chee-Weng Fong, Tin Aung

INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE | ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC | Published : 2009

Abstract

PURPOSE: To describe the distribution of intraocular pressure (IOP) and its cross-sectional relationship to age, systolic blood pressure (sBP), and central corneal thickness (CCT) in an Asian population. METHODS: This was a population-based, cross-sectional study of 3280 Malay subjects (78.7% response) aged 40 to 80 years residing in Singapore. The participants had a standardized interview, examination, and ocular imaging at a centralized study clinic. IOP was measured with Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT) before pupil dilation, CCT measurements were obtained with an ultrasound pachymeters, and sBP was taken with participants seated after 5 minutes of rest with an automatic blood pressur..

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Grants

Awarded by National Medical Research Council (NMRC), Singapore


Awarded by Biomedical Research Council (BMRC), Singapore


Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by Grant 0796/2003 from the National Medical Research Council (NMRC), Singapore; Grant 501/1/25-5 from the Biomedical Research Council (BMRC), Singapore; and by the Singapore Tissue Network and the Ministry of Health, Singapore. The sponsors had no role in the study design, acquisition of data, statistical analysis and interpretation, and the final presentation and publication of the study.