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Pressure phosphene self-tonometry in a patient with Posner-Schlossman syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16925696     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Studies have shown that pressure phosphene tonometry (PPT) may be applied to glaucoma patients. It has the potential for patients to self-monitor the intraocular pressure (IOP) at home. We describe the successful use of this approach in a patient with Posner-Schlossman syndrome. In the first part of the study, we investigated whether our patient could use PPT accurately and reliably. In the second part of the study, our patient performed daily home self-tonometry, and was educated to seek ophthalmic assessment if his self-measured IOP was >or=21 mmHg. The outcome measurements included IOP and the number of unscheduled attendances for ophthalmic assessment. The use of PPT reduced his number of unscheduled hospital visits from 0.82 to 0.47 visits per month. PPT can be applied with accuracy, reliability and safety in patients with Posner-Schlossman syndrome, with potential benefits in reducing unnecessary ophthalmic attendances by nearly 50%.
Dexter Y L Leung; Srinivas K Rao; Dennis S C Lam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical & experimental ophthalmology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1442-6404     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Experiment. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-23     Completed Date:  2006-10-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100896531     Medline TA:  Clin Experiment Ophthalmol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  513-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Eye Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Drug Therapy, Combination
Glaucoma / drug therapy,  etiology*
Intraocular Pressure*
Reproducibility of Results
Self Care
Tonometry, Ocular / methods*
Uveitis, Anterior / complications*,  drug therapy
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0/Antihypertensive Agents

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