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March 1969

Tonography in Normal and Malnourished Children

Author Affiliations

Beirut, Lebanon
From the Department of Ophthalmology, The American University Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1969;81(3):328-330. doi:10.1001/archopht.1969.00990010330005

Tonographic studies were performed while 43 severely marasmic children and 33 normal controls ranging in age between 1 month and 1 year were under pentobarbital sodium sedation. The results showed no significant difference in the levels of Po and C values in the two groups. There was a statistically significant negative correlation between the levels of Po and weight in the normal children. These findings suggest similar dynamics in the eyes of the normal and marasmic children. The significance of these findings in relation to the smaller hyperopic error previously described in the marasmic children is discussed.