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Intraocular pressure changes after hemodialysis.


Lionel-Raymond D. Francisco,
Norman M. Aquino

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Department of Ophthalmology, - Cardinal Santos Medical Center, San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Journal Article, Original
Philippine Journal of Ophthalmology
Date of Publication
July-September 2001
66 - 68


This study aims to determine if there is an intraocular pressure (IOP) change in patients undergoing hemodialysis. A total of 39 patients from 2 hemodialysis centers in Metro Manila were enrolled in the study. IOP measurements of both eyes were done using a Perkins applanation tonometer. Measurements were done before 2 hours into, and immediately after hemodialysis. Statistical analysis using the Wilkoxon Matched Pairs Signed 2-tailed Test showed a significant decrease in intraocular pressure (P-0.0001) with a mean decrease of 2.41 mm Hg (SD 1.09), OD and 2.36 mm Hg (SD 1.22), OS. This study shows that there is a significant change in IOP after undergoing hemodialysis


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