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Importance of intraocular pressure in glaucoma
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Paper Abstract

Glaucoma results in permanent vision loss and affects the peripheral vision initially. It is presented in 22.5 million people worldwide and is the 3rd cause of blindness. Present tonometers are not ideal for intraocular pressure measurements in all eyes. Of concern, PRK and LASIK may result in lower intraocular pressure readings. A challenges now exists for the development of a tonometer which can easily compensate for corneas with many parameters to avoid a future increase in normal-tension glaucoma or glaucoma which is advanced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 1999
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3591, Ophthalmic Technologies IX, (18 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.350568
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Karen Margaret Joos M.D., Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3591:
Ophthalmic Technologies IX
Bruce E. Stuck; Pascal O. Rol; Michael Belkin M.D.; Karen Margaret Joos M.D.; Fabrice Manns; Bruce E. Stuck; Michael Belkin M.D., Editor(s)

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