EXERCISE-INDUCED LOWERING OF IOP IS NOT RELATED TO PLASMA OSMOLARITY

James LaMotte

Abstract

Numerous studies have shown a consistent and transitory reduction of IOP following vigorous exercise; and, recently it was shown regular aerobic exercise would reduce the elevated IOP of glaucoma suspects. The mechanism for this effect has not been established but changes in plasma osmolarity or changes in venous resistance have been proposed to explain it. This study examined the role of plasma osmolarity changes in this lowering of IOP. Twelve healthy, adult subjects with normal IOP measurements (EFFECTS OF PRISM BALLASTING OF RIGID CONTACT LENSES ON HUMAN CORNEAL OXYGEN UPTAKE RATES

Details

Year: 1992

Program Number: Poster 21

Author Affiliation: n/a

Co-Authors: Steve Klein, Kim Plattner

Co-Author Affiliation: n/a

Room: Great Hall