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Effect of a tight necktie on intraocular pressure
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    Baby, take off your tie

    Dear Editor

    I read with interest the article by Teng et al.[1] reporting the influence of tight neckties on intraocular pressure (IOP) measurement by Goldman applanation tonometry. They show that elevated IOP may be associated with a tightly worn necktie.

    For comprehensive ophthalmologists tight collars, maybe owing to tight neckties, are a virtual cause for erroneous high IOP measurements.[2] As sug...

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    Neckties and IOP: to knot or not
    • John R Paisey, Research Fellow
    • Other Contributors:
      • Mayank Patel, Steve Lash

    Dear Editor

    We read with interest the research article on the effect of a necktie on intra ocular pressure.[1]

    The article was striking in it's failure to discuss the contribution of sartorial factors in the this matter. It should be obvious to even casual attenention that a full-Windsor differs markedly from a four-in-the-hand knot in its propensity to impinge jugular drainage and that is without even conside...

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