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October 1978

Daily Assessment of Ocular and Hormonal Variables Throughout the Menstrual Cycle

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Dr Feldman), Medicine (Drs Bain and Matuk), and Obstetrics and Gynecology (Dr Bain), University of Toronto and Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(10):1835-1838. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910060347010

• Eleven normal women, between the ages of 19 and 28, were examined at the same time of day, every day of a complete menstrual cycle. Measurements of intraocular pressure, anterior chamber depth, corneal thickness, and tear production were obtained. Tonographic values were obtained on eight days during the cycle. The results for ten of the women who were shown to have ovulated during the study, were then correlated with daily blood levels of luteinizing hormone, folliclestimulating hormone, estrone, estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone, as measured by techniques of radioimmunoassay. No statistically valid correlations could be made when the various studies were analyzed and correlated.

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