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Wearing swimming goggles can elevate intraocular pressure
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    • William H Morgan, Ophthalmologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Thomas S Cunneen, Chandrakumar Balaratnasingam, Dao Yi-Yu

    Author’s Response re letter by Nathan M Radcliffe

    Dear Editor,

    We are very interested to read Prof Radcliffe’s data showing a variable IOP rise in different subjects tested with the same goggle design. Their results, like ours,[1] suggest that individual anatomic or physiologic factors are important in determining the IOP rise. Currently, these factors are unknown with significant certainty, however som...

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    Swimming goggles and elevated intraocular pressure
    • Nathan M Radcliffe, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
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      • Christopher Starr

    We would like to congratulate Drs Morgan and colleagues on their recent paper “Wearing swimming goggles can elevate intraocular pressure.” We performed a similar study and presented our data at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in 2007. Our findings demonstrated that in healthy participants, IOP measurements taken during goggle wear were significantly higher at both one and five minutes, with an av...

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