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Correlation Among Intraocular Pressure, Intracranial Pressure, and Blood Pressure

  • Zhen Li
  • Dachuan Liu
  • Ningli WangEmail author
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Part of the Advances in Visual Science and Eye Diseases book series (AVSED, volume 1)

Abstract

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world and the main cause of irreversible blindness [1]. The incidence of glaucoma in general population is about 0.21–1.64%. It is estimated that there were about 60.5 million people with glaucoma in 2010 and will increase to 79.6 million by 2020, with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) being the main type [2]. Glaucoma signifies a worldwide public health issue rather than just a disease.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyXuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology, Beijing Tongren Eye Center, Beijing Tongren HospitalCapital Medical UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.Beijing Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Key LaboratoryBeijingChina

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