Relationship between intraocular and blood pressure in normal persons

Yu Sawada, Makoto Ishikawa, Noriko Sato, Takeshi Yoshitomi

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Purpose : To report the relationship between intraocular pressure (IOP) and systemic blood pressure, and factors related to IOP. Cases and Method : This study was made on 543 adults who were found to be normal after healthy-check program including glaucoma. The series comprised 312 males and 231 females. The age ranged from 30 to 80 years, average 53 years. Results : IOP was positively correlated with blood pressure during systole (p=0.013) and diastole (p=0.044). IOP was higher in males than females (p< 0.0001). IOP was positively correlated with body mass index (BMI) (p=0.0001) and with the degree of myopia (p=0.0004). IOP was not significantly correlated with age or HbA lcvalue in the circulating blood. Conclusion : IOP is positively correlated with systolic or diastolic blood pressure. Blood pressure is a factor that influences IOP in normal adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-310
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar


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