intraocular pressure

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Noun1.intraocular pressure - pressure exerted by the fluids inside the eyeball; regulated by resistance to the outward flow of aqueous humor; "glaucoma can result from increased intraocular pressure"
force per unit area, pressure, pressure level - the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit); "the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure"
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with DIATON tonometer enables any healthcare professional to quickly and painlessly determine elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) THROUGH THE EYELID and take preventive measures or determine treatment plans to save eyesight.
Travatan has been sanctioned in this indication after demonstrating its effectiveness in relieving intraocular pressure in the targeted patient group following 12 weeks of treatment.
As the aqueous humour builds up, it causes increased intraocular pressure which can damage the optic nerve.
It has been amended to incorporate joint advice from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the College of Optometrists on referrals for patients with raised intraocular pressure.
Intraocular pressure: Even though the study controlled for intraocular pressure, it still emerged as a major factor in the progression of glaucoma--making it even more significant than previously imagined.
The first step in understanding glaucoma and its relationship to intraocular pressure is learning how the eye works.
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However, it is now known that some patients with glaucoma have normal intraocular pressures and elude diagnosis during routine eye exams.
The two companies said that the CS-088 is an antagonist to the ''angiotensin II AT1 receptor'' which causes intraocular pressure to rise.
An estimated two to three million Americans suffer from glaucoma, a condition often associated with elevated intraocular pressure leading to optic nerve damage.
For lack of more reliable methods, they resort to measurements of intraocular pressure or examinations to detect loss of peripheral vision -- tests that are "time consuming and subjective" he says.
patent for the use of Thymosin beta 4 (T4), certain fragments, isoforms, derivatives and analogues to treat patients with glaucoma and elevated intraocular pressure (IOP).