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June 1973

Studies of Factors Involved in the Production of Low Tension Glaucoma

Author Affiliations

Vancouver, British Columbia; Toronto
From the departments of ophthalmology and neurology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; the Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Toronto; and the Department of Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(6):457-465. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040459003

Forty-five patients with low tension glaucoma were compared with 45 ocular hypertensive patients matched for age and sex. The low tension glaucoma group had a significantly higher rate of hemodynamic crises, low systemic blood pressure, and low ophthalmic blood pressure. Progression occurred in fewer than half of the patients with low tension glaucoma.