Impact of exercise on intraocular pressure in relation to blood pressure

*, Mohammed Ehtesham Ali Farooqui and Pai, Sheila R. and *, Bindiya R.S and *, Kishan K (2012) Impact of exercise on intraocular pressure in relation to blood pressure. International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research, 3 (1). pp. 26-29.

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Background and Objective: The physiological processes necessary for the functioning of the eye relate to the blood ocular barrier and circulation of intraocular fluid, maintenance of intraocular pressure and metabolism of the different ocular tissues. Hence, we wanted to investigate the effect of exercise on intraocular pressure changes in relation with Blood Pressure. Materials and Methods: The present study was conducted at Kasturba Medical College Bejai, Mangalore after the institutional ethical clearance. After a resting period, the Blood pressure was recorded, Paracaine eye drops were instilled in both the eyes and intraocular pressure recorded using Schizont Tonometer after 2 min. Then they were asked to walk on treadmill with average speed till they were exhausted, again their blood pressure, intraocular pressure were noted as above with all aseptic precautions. The statistical analysis was done using students unpaired t- test using SPSS software Results were expressed in terms of mean and standard deviation. p value was taken significant at 5 percent confidence level (p<0.05). Results: In our study SBP showed significant increase (p=0.003) after exercise irrespective of sex. Comparison of IOP, SBP before and after exercise showed very high significant (p <0.001). DBP showed significant change with a p value of 0.023. The IOP has declined after exercise and SBP increased after exercise and there was a slight decrease in DBP. Conclusion: Our study showed that there was a significant rise of SBP after exercise and slight fall in DBP but, correlation with blood pressure and IOP did not reveal much significance which might be due to short duration of our study.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Systolic Blood Pressure; Diastolic Blood Pressure; Intraocular Pressure; Exercise
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Physiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2012 06:30
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2012 06:30

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