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Discrimination of healthy and glaucomatous eyes based on the ocular pulse amplitude: A diagnostic case-control study


Robert, Y C A; Wild, A; Kessels, A G; Backes, W H; Zollinger, A; Bachmann, L M (2012). Discrimination of healthy and glaucomatous eyes based on the ocular pulse amplitude: A diagnostic case-control study. Ophthalmic Research, 48(1):1-5.

Abstract

By measuring the ocular pulse amplitude (OPA), the dynamic contour tonometer (DCT) assesses intraocular pressure (IOP). Hypothesizing that OPA is characteristic for the IOP when considered with the systemic arterial blood pressure, we assumed the ratio of ocular and arterial pulsation amplitudes is larger in glaucoma patients. Bi-ocular DCT-OPA assessment was synchronized with arterial pulsations using Finapres® technology, thereby enabling blood pressure determination for each corresponding IOP value every 0.01 s for 12 s. Based on measurements and calculations in 10 healthy subjects and 11 glaucoma patients, we conclude that the ratio of the OPA and blood pressure variances is a strong glaucoma diagnostic indicator, thereby justifying further investigation.

Abstract

By measuring the ocular pulse amplitude (OPA), the dynamic contour tonometer (DCT) assesses intraocular pressure (IOP). Hypothesizing that OPA is characteristic for the IOP when considered with the systemic arterial blood pressure, we assumed the ratio of ocular and arterial pulsation amplitudes is larger in glaucoma patients. Bi-ocular DCT-OPA assessment was synchronized with arterial pulsations using Finapres® technology, thereby enabling blood pressure determination for each corresponding IOP value every 0.01 s for 12 s. Based on measurements and calculations in 10 healthy subjects and 11 glaucoma patients, we conclude that the ratio of the OPA and blood pressure variances is a strong glaucoma diagnostic indicator, thereby justifying further investigation.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic and Policlinic for Internal Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:11 Mar 2012 10:50
Last Modified:03 Sep 2017 00:15
Publisher:Karger
ISSN:0030-3747
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1159/000334616
PubMed ID:22205259

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