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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

LOW CEREBROSPINAL FLUID PRESSURE MAY EXPLAIN NORMAL TENSION GLAUCOMA

OphSource. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2009.06.058

In open-angle glaucoma with normal intraocular pressure, cerebral spinal fluid pressure is abnormally low, leading to an abnormally high trans-lamina cribrosa pressure difference. A low cerebral spinal fluid pressure in normal-intraocular pressure glaucoma may have the same effect as high intraocular pressure in patients with normal cerebrospinal fluid pressure.

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