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The Hemodynamics of the Myopic Eye: Rheo-oculographic Findings

  • A. Giovannini
  • S. Colombati
  • C. Ciliberti
Part of the Documenta Ophthalmologica Proceedings Series book series (DOPS, volume 28)

Abstract

With the technique developed at our clinic, rheo-oculography has proven to be a sensitive means for the sphygmodynamic investigation of the eye (rheo-oculography with a definite time constant) and is the only means available in clinical practice for blood flow measurements, even if semiquantitative (rheo-oculography with an infinite time constant).

Forty-five patients with pathological axial myopia, 32 patients with simple myopia and 26 controls were examined with our technique. From the results there emerged a clear, statistically significant, rheo-oculographic picture of pathological axial myopia characterized by flow indexes that were consistently lower than both the controls and the patients with simple myopia. The ocular pulse showed a marked reduction in amplitude, a clear decrease in speed, and a convex descending branch on the rheo-oculogram. These characteristics appear to correspond well in functional terms to the anatomicopathological alterations of the retinochoroidal vessels.

Keywords

Flow Index Blood Flow Measurement High Myopia Definite Time Functional Term 
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© Dr W. Junk Publishers, The Hague 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Giovannini
    • 1
  • S. Colombati
    • 1
  • C. Ciliberti
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinica Oculistica IUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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