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IMPACT OF EXERCISE ON INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE IN RELATION TO BODY MASS INDEX

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Author(s): Mohammed Ehtesham Ali Farooqui | Sheila R. Pai | Bindiya R. S | Kishan K

Journal: International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research
ISSN 2229-3809

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 21;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Body Mass Index | Intraocular Pressure | Exercise

ABSTRACT
Background and Objective: Intraocular pressure varies throughout the night and day.  The diurnal variation for normal eyes is between 3 and 6mmHg and the variation may increase in glaucomatous eyes. Hence, we wanted to investigate the effect of exercise on intraocular pressure changes in relation with Body Mass Index. Results: Intraocular pressure was measured according to BMI under two groups, first with group having BMI less than 22 and other in group having BMI more than 22.  There was a significant decrease in intraocular pressure after exercise in group two with BMI more than 22. Gender wise comparison of intraocular pressure both before and after exercise did not reveal much significance. Blood pressure was also recorded both before and after exercise which did not reveal any significance in relation to BMI. Conclusion: From our study we conclude that exercise has significantly decreased the intraocular pressure and has a correlation with body mass index in young age group.
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