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Association between optic disc haemorrhages in glaucoma and abnormal glucose tolerance.
  1. D Poinoosawmy,
  2. J Gloster,
  3. S Nagasubramanian and
  4. R A Hitchings


    Data concerning the results of glucose tolerance tests and levels of intraocular pressure were analysed for 120 patients with primary open-angle glaucoma, many of whom had been under observation for a period of four to five years. The patients consisted of two groups: in 62 patients a disc haemorrhage had been recorded at some time during the observation period, and in 58 no haemorrhages had been seen. Patients with disc haemorrhages had a higher incidence of abnormal glucose tolerance or frank diabetes and lower intraocular pressures than those without haemorrhages.

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