Title

Abnormal Ocular Pneumoplethysmographic Results in Unilateral Neovascular Glaucoma.

Publication/Presentation Date

12-1-1989

Abstract

Little is known about the predictive value of ocular pneumoplethysmography in patients with ophthalmic disease. We evaluated eight patients with unilateral increased intraocular pressure due to neovascular glaucoma who did not have evidence of severe extracranial carotid stenosis by duplex scanning and continuous-wave Doppler ultrasound. The ophthalmic systolic pressure measured by ocular pneumoplethysmography was decreased in the affected eye of all eight patients, indicating that neovascular glaucoma may be a cause of abnormal ocular pneumoplethysmographic results. Patients with neovascular glaucoma tended to have larger interocular ophthalmic systolic pressure differences than other patients with false-positive ocular pneumoplethysmographic results by noninvasive criteria.

Volume

46

Issue

12

First Page

1308

Last Page

1310

ISSN

0003-9942

Disciplines

Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

2590015

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article