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Does physical fitness influence intraocular pressure?
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PMID:  9131859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effects of physical fitness on intraocular pressure, was studied. The study was conducted in two parts. Part 1 consisted of three groups of physically fit subjects, each consisting of 50 subjects. In Part 2 subjects were categorized into control and experimental groups, each consisting of 16 subjects. The experimental group took a supervised exercise programme of three months. Intraocular pressure was measured with the Goldman applanation tonometer. As compared to sedentary subjects, intraocular pressures were lower in those who did moderate or severe exercises. In part one, the difference between group 1 consisting of sedentary and group 3 of physically fit subjects was 1.38 +/- 0.08 mmHg, (p < 0.001). In part two of this study, after exercise training the experimental group showed a marked increase in their physical fitness. The first difference between control and experimental groups was 0.13 +/- 0.27 mmHg (p > 0.05). After three months, this difference increased to 0.93 +/- 0.28 mmHg (p < 0.01). This study concludes that physical fitness reduces intraocular pressure. It would seem reasonable at present not to discourage patients who have glaucoma from light exercise, perhaps, on the contrary, it should be encouraged.
I A Qureshi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0030-9982     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pak Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1997 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-18     Completed Date:  1997-06-18     Revised Date:  2008-02-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501162     Medline TA:  J Pak Med Assoc     Country:  PAKISTAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physiology, Rawalpindi Medical College.
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MeSH Terms
Glaucoma / prevention & control
Intraocular Pressure*
Oxygen Consumption
Physical Fitness*
Tonometry, Ocular

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