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Age-dependency of ocular parameters - a cross sectional study of young and old healthy subjects
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Ophthalmology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Sciences. Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Physics (CMTF).
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Physics (CMTF). Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Sciences, Radiation Physics.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Physics (CMTF). Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Sciences, Radiation Physics.
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2015 (English)In: Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, ISSN 0146-0404, E-ISSN 1552-5783, Vol. 56, no 7, Meeting Abstract: 116Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
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Purpose: To investigate aging effect on ocular parameters inkluding intraocular pressure (IOP) measured with different tonometry methods in healthy young (HY) and elderly (HE) subjects.

Methods: Fifty eyes of 50 HY subjects (28 females, 22-31 years of age) and 43 eyes of 43 HE subjects (22 females, 64-79 years of age) were included. IOP was measured with four tonometry methods in a standardized order: Ocular Response Analyser (ORA), Dynamic Contour Tonometry (DCT), Applanation Resonance Tonometry (ART) and Goldmann Applanation Tonometry (GAT). Other measurements included axial length (AL), central corneal thickness (CCT), corneal curvature (CC), ocular pulse amplitude (OPA) and aqueous humor (aq).

Results: The mean IOP (HY/HE; mmHg ± standard deviation) was 13.9 ± 2.7/16.4 ± 3.4 with ORA, 15.1 ± 2.1/16.3 ± 3.1 with DCT, 12.3 ± 2.0/13.7 ± 2.8 with GAT and 13.1 ± 2.2/12.1 ± 2.5 with ART. IOP was significantly higher (difference ± standard error) in HE compared to HY measured with ORA (+2.5 mmHg ± 0.6), GAT (+1.4 ± 0.5) and DCT (+1.2 ± 0.6). There was a trend towards lower IOP in HE when measured with ART (-1.0 ± 0.5, p=0.05). There was no difference between HE and HY in CCT, CC, AL or OPA.

Conclusions: Tonometry methods are affected differently by age. IOP was measured higher in elderly people with ORA, DCT and GAT in this Scandinavian population. This effect was not seen in measurements with ART. Other ocular parameters did not differ between the age groups indicating that these measured parameters are not influenced by age in this population.

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Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology , 2015. Vol. 56, no 7, Meeting Abstract: 116
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Ophthalmology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-111516ISI: 000362882200106OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-111516DiVA: diva2:875956
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Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), MAY 03-07, 2015, Denver, CO
Available from: 2015-12-02 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2015-12-02Bibliographically approved

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