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April 1967

Diabetes Mellitus and the Eye: II. Intraocular Pressure and Aqueous Outflow Facility

Author Affiliations

Iowa City; Beirut, Lebanon
From the Department of Ophthalmology and University Hospitals, University of Iowa, Iowa City, and the Department of Ophthalmology, American University Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1967;77(4):493-502. doi:10.1001/archopht.1967.00980020495012

The distribution of applanation pressure and of tonographic estimate of outflow facility were investigated in 390 diabetics and in a control group. Analysis of the results suggested that adult diabetes produces a reduction in intraocular pressure. In addition, it suggested the possibility that a complex relationship between diabetes and intraocular pressure may exist with effects acting in opposite directions such that their detection is masked by interaction and requires refinement in classification.