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Title: VARIATION IN INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE DURING MENSTRUAL CYCLE IN EARLY AND LATE REPRODUCTIVE WOMEN.
Authors: Ajayj, Bosede Olajire
Faustina., Idu
Keywords: Intra ocular pressure
menstrual cycle
reproductive women
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Journal of health and visual sciences
Series/Report no.: vol 7 ( 1 );25-29
Abstract: A rise in intraocular pressure (lOP) may offer the first sign in the diagnosis of glaucoma hence the need to investigate the influence of menstrual cycle, an integral part of womanhood on the IOP. In a prospective study of three consecutive cycles involving 51 volunteers, age 15-45, and body weight 50-65kg, stratified as early and late reproductive women respectively, base on age, were investigated. The lOP was measured using the Perkins hand held applanation tonometer during the follicular or proliferative (day 2), ovulatory (day 14) and the luteal or secretory (day 22) phases respectively. Results showed that the introcular pressure varied during various phases of the menstrual cycle in both the early and late reproductive women. We conclude that Variation in lOP during the various menstrual phases notwithstanding the fluctuation may not be enough to affect the diagnosis or detection of glaucoma on such subjects.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/829
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