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Title: Quantitative assessment of the impact of blood pulsation on intraocular pressure measurement results in healthy subjects
Authors: Koprowski, Robert
Tian, Lei
Keywords: Pulse Transit-Time; Amplitude; Glaucoma; Corneal Deformation; Images
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Journal of Ophthalmology, Art. No. 9678041 (2017), s. 1-9
Abstract: Background. Blood pulsation affects the results obtained using various medical devices in many different ways. Method. The paper proves the effect of blood pulsation on intraocular pressure measurements. Six measurements for each of the 10 healthy subjects were performed in various phases of blood pulsation. A total of 8400 corneal deformation images were recorded. The results of intraocular pressure measurements were related to the results of heartbeat phases measured with a pulse oximeter placed on the index finger of the subject's left hand. Results. The correlation between the heartbeat phase measured with a pulse oximeter and intraocular pressure is 0.69±0.26 (p<0.05). The phase shift calculated for the maximum correlation is equal to 60±40° (p<0.05). When the moment of measuring intraocular pressure with an air-puff tonometer is not synchronized, the changes in IOP for the analysed group of subjects can vary in the range of ±2.31 mmHg (p<0.3). Conclusions. Blood pulsation has a statistically significant effect on the results of intraocular pressure measurement. For this reason, in modern ophthalmic devices, the measurement should be synchronized with the heartbeat phases.
DOI: 10.1155/2017/9678041
ISSN: 2090-004X
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