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Intracranial Pressure as a Risk Factor

  • Lina SiaudvytyteEmail author
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Abstract

Optic nerve head is located at the junction between the relatively high-pressure intraocular space and low-pressure subarachnoid space, therefore pressure imbalance between these two regions may be the cause of damage of retinal ganglion cells axons that cross the lamina cribrosa. As such, intracranial pressure can influence the biomechanics of the lamina cribrosa and peripapillary sclera.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Eye Clinic, Lithuanian University of Health SciencesKaunasLithuania

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