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Research Article Volume 3 Issue 2

Using the Water Drinking Test as an Alternative to Modified Diurnal Tension Curve in Assessment of Short- Term Intraocular Pressure Fluctuation

Tageldin M Othman1*, Aliaa Adly Abas2, Ahmed Elbably3 and Ahmed Mousa4

1Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Aswan University, Egypt
2Aswan Ophthalmology Hospital, Egypt
3Locum Glaucoma Consultant, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation, UK
4Nourseen Charity Foundation for Community Ophthalmology, Cairo, Egypt

*Corresponding Author: Tageldin M Othman, Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Aswan University, Egypt.

Received: January 17, 2020; Published: January 24, 2020


Purpose: To assess the relationship between the intraocular pressure (IOP) peaks detected during the water drinking test (WDT) and the modified diurnal tension curve (MDTC) in both normal and glaucomatous eyes.

Basic Procedures: An interventional prospective study that comprised eighty eyes from forty participants. All patients were above 40 years, with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) controlled surgically or medically or glaucoma-suspect patients. The control group had normal IOP and a normal examination.

Main Findings: The study included 80 eyes from 40 participants of which 20 (50%) were males and 20 (50%) were females. There was a statistically significant difference between the mean mDTC value and the associated WDT peaks among the whole study group (p=0.003), the normal group (p=0.041) and the glaucoma suspects group (p<0.0001) with no significant difference within the other groups.

Principal Conclusions: Intraocular pressure peaks detected during the water-drinking test can be used as a tool to estimate the observed peaks during the modified diurnal tension curve. However, a larger sample may be required to assess whether it is an equivalent alternative measure of IOP fluctuations.

Keywords:Water-Drinking Test; Glaucoma; Intraocular Pressure Fluctuation



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Citation: Tageldin M Othman., et al. “Using the Water Drinking Test as an Alternative to Modified Diurnal Tension Curve in Assessment of Short- Term Intraocular Pressure Fluctuation”.Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 3.2 (2020): 05-11.


Acceptance rate35%
Acceptance to publication20-30 days
ISI- IF1.042
JCR- IF0.24

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