AIM: To analyse 24 hour variations in intraocular pressure (IOP) and central corneal thickness (CCT) in a group of glaucomatous patients. METHODS: 30 patients with primary open angle glaucoma were hospitalised and underwent circadian evaluations (at 8 pm, midnight, 4 am, 8 am, noon, and 4 pm) of supine and sitting IOP, respectively, measured using a Perkins and a Goldmann tonometer, and CCT measured using an ultrasonic pachymeter (the mean value of three measurements within 5 mum). All patients were treated with timolol 0.5% twice daily and latanoprost 0.005% once daily. RESULTS: Mean supine IOP was 15.3 (SD 3.7) mm Hg (range 10-25), with circadian fluctuations of 7.3 (3.3) mm Hg. Mean sitting IOP was 15.1 (3.9) mm Hg (range 8-26), with circadian fluctuations of 5.4 (3.1) mm Hg. Mean CCT was 534 (39) microm (range 443-637 microm) with circadian fluctuations of 16.5 (6.2) microm (range 6-31 microm). Both the within patient and within time point fluctuations in CCT were statistically significant (p<0.0001, ANOVA). CONCLUSIONS: The authors found considerable fluctuations in 24 hour IOP. The circadian fluctuations in CCT were small and, although statistically significant, did not seem to interfere with the circadian IOP assessment.
Circadian variations in central corneal thickness and intraocular pressure in patients with glaucoma / P. Fogagnolo, L. Rossetti, F. Mazzolani, N. Orzalesi. - In: BRITISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY. - ISSN 0007-1161. - 90:1(2006 Jan), pp. 24-28.
|Titolo:||Circadian variations in central corneal thickness and intraocular pressure in patients with glaucoma|
FOGAGNOLO, PAOLO (Primo)
ROSSETTI, LUCA MARIO (Secondo)
MAZZOLANI, FABIO (Penultimo)
ORZALESI, NICOLA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||glaucoma ; intraocular pressure ; corneal central thickness ; pachymetry ; circadian rhythm|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/30 - Malattie Apparato Visivo|
|Data di pubblicazione:||gen-2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjo.2005.079285|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|