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Diurnal blood pressure parameters in patients with and without glaucoma

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First Author: T.Kocaturk TURKEY

Co Author(s):    C. Akgullu   H. Cakmak   G. Evren Evlicoglu   I. Kurt Omurlu   U. Eryilmaz   V. Dayanir

Abstract Details


To determine the differences in the diurnal blood pressure (BP) of patients with normotensive glaucoma (NTG), primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), and controls without glaucoma.


Adnan Menderes University, Department of Ophthalmology and Department of Cardiology, Aydin, Turkey


A total of 129 patients, including 43 NTG patients (Group 1), 44 POAG patients (Group 2), and 42 healthy subjects without glaucoma (Group 3), were included in this study. The day-night average systolic and diastolic BPs, the day-night average pulse pressures (PPs), the day-night average heart rates, and the percentage the BP declined at night was obtained from the Holter devices and compared.


The average day and night PP values of Group 1 were 49.17±9.90 and 46.07±10.84, respectively, their total average PP was 48.48±9.60, their total average systolic BP was 120.02±12.65, and their night average systolic BP was 111.93±15.87. In Group 2, the average day and night PP values were 54.83±10.35 and 51.73±9.10, respectively, their total average PP was 54.00±9.87, their total average systolic BP was 126.75±11.50, and their night average systolic BP was 119.21±12:38. These differences were statistically significant, and the corresponding P values were 0.040, 0.040, 0.037, 0.033, and 0.038, respectively.


NTG patients have low diurnal BP parameters, which may reduce their optic nerve perfusion and may be responsible for their glaucomatous visual field damage.

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