Talk:Intraocular pressure

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Does the "case history" section need editing? Bit of an odd paragraph about Dave's blog on IOP? 05:15, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

If raised IOP is not the only determinant of glaucoma, what are the other factors? JFW | T@lk 16:59, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Glaucoma is now generally defined as a progressive optic neuropathy characterized by damage to the optic nerve and visual field loss. This definition is more widely accepted given that someone can have have elevated IOPs without neuropathy or neuropathy without elevated IOPs. --AED 17:14, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)

So what is the neuropathy due to, if not pathologically raised IOP? And why can raised IOP without neuropathy not be termed "glaucoma"? JFW | T@lk 10:03, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)

1) We don't know what causes glaucomatous neuropathy. 2)Raised IOP without neuropathy is not termed "glaucoma" a) because "glaucoma" implies damage to the OHN, b) because an elevated IOP without ONH damage is simply an elevated IOP, and c) because an elevated IOP (usually > 21mmgHg) is termed "ocular hypertension". --AED 04:07, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I've observed on some occasions that staring directly into certain light sources (specifically, a fluorescent tube at close range) can cause what feels like a surge in pressure within the eyes, most unpleasant. Is there anything to support that some forms of eye stimulation can (briefly) affect intraocular pressure? --Iskunk 08:49, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

I think tha values of intraocular pressure of this page should be really revised!!! I am not ophtalmologist.. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Eytanraz (talkcontribs) 14:14, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

External Links[edit]

I've removed an external link from the main article page. It is a link to a really neat product, but alas, it is improper use of an exernal link. If someone cares to wedge this in as a proper citation, it might actually be useful to other readers. --Mdwyer (talk) 03:31, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

Expert tag due to hidden vandalism[edit]

Surreptitious vandalism, expert checking needed. --Janke | Talk 01:16, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Summarizing numerical values[edit]

"The average value of intraocular pressure is 15.5 mmHg with fluctuations of about 2.75 mmHg."

  • What means fluctuations?
  • Is it the standard deviation?
  • all scientific articles should use reasonable statistics summaries when presenting data: either mean and standard deviation, or median and (min-max), or the 95% confidence interval, and it should be clearly stated what measures are used. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:20, 12 January 2011 (UTC)