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Central retinal artery and vein collapse pressure in eyes with chronic open angle glaucoma
  1. J B Jonas
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, 68167 Mannheim, Germany
  1. Correspondence to: Dr J Jonas, Universitäts-Augenklinik, Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1–3, 68167 Mannheim, Germany; Jost.Jonas{at}


Aims: To determine central retinal vessel collapse pressure in chronic open angle glaucoma.

Methods: For 19 eyes with chronic open angle glaucoma and 27 eyes of a control group, central retinal vessel collapse pressure was measured by a Goldmann contact lens fitted with a pressure sensor in its holding grip.

Results: Central retinal vein collapse pressure was significantly (p=0.001) higher in the glaucoma group than in the control group (26.1 (SD 26.4) relative units versus 6.1 (8.4) relative units).

Conclusions: Measured by a new ophthalmodynamometer, central retinal vein collapse pressure measurements may be abnormally high in eyes with chronic open angle glaucoma.

  • retinal vasculature
  • retinal blood flow
  • glaucoma posterior segment
  • optic nerve head
  • optic disc
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