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October 1964

Intraocular Pressure in Children Measured Under General Anesthesia

Author Affiliations

Jerusalem, Israel
From the Departments of Ophthalmology and Anesthesiology of the Rothschild Hadassah University Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1964;72(4):489-490. doi:10.1001/archopht.1964.00970020489008

The values of the intraocular pressure in newborn infants, measured under general anesthesia, were found to be considerably higher than those obtained in normal eyes of adults under similar conditions.1 It seemed therefore interesting to examine the intraocular pressure of older children in order to appreciate the gradation by which the intraocular pressure approached the values of normal adult eyes. The number of tonometric studies on children's eyes is small. Magitot2 stated that the ocular tension in children's eyes is higher than in eyes of aged persons. Barkan,3 in a paper dealing with the results of goniotomies, touched on the subject of intraocular pressure in infants between the ages of 2 months and 2 years and mentioned that the average intraocular pressure varied between 20 mm Hg and 28 mm Hg. Westby and Skulberg4 measured the ocular tension in children from the age of 1½ years

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