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Aerobic exercise and intraocular pressure in normotensive and glaucoma patients.

ΤίτλοςAerobic exercise and intraocular pressure in normotensive and glaucoma patients.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsNatsis, K., Asouhidou I., Nousios G., Chatzibalis T., Vlasis K., & Karabatakis V.
JournalBMC Ophthalmol
Volume9
Pagination6
Date Published2009
ISSN1471-2415
Λέξεις κλειδιάAdolescent, Adrenergic alpha-Agonists, Adrenergic beta-Antagonists, Adult, Aged, Antihypertensive Agents, Exercise, Female, Glaucoma, Open-Angle, Humans, Intraocular Pressure, Male, Middle Aged, Prostaglandins F, Synthetic, Quinoxalines, Timolol
Abstract

BACKGROUND: With the increasing number of people participating in physical aerobic exercise, jogging in particular, we considered that it would be worth knowing if there are should be limits to the exercise with regard to the intraocular pressure (IOP) of the eyes. The purpose of this study is to check IOP in healthy and primary glaucoma patients after aerobic exercise.METHODS: 145 individuals were subdivided into seven groups: normotensives who exercised regularly (Group A); normotensives in whose right eye (RE) timolol maleate 0.5% (Group B), latanoprost 0.005% (Group C), or brimonidine tartrate 0.2% (Group D) was instilled; and primary glaucoma patients under monotherapy with beta-blockers (Group E), prostaglandin analogues (Group F) or combined antiglaucoma treatment (Group G) instilled in both eyes. The IOP of both eyes was measured before and after exercise.RESULTS: A statistically significant decrease was found in IOP during jogging. The aerobic exercise reduces the IOP in those eyes where a b-blocker, a prostaglandin analogue or an alpha-agonist was previously instilled. The IOP is also decreased in glaucoma patients who are already under antiglaucoma treatment.CONCLUSION: There is no ocular restriction for simple glaucoma patients in performing aerobic physical activity.

DOI10.1186/1471-2415-9-6
Alternate JournalBMC Ophthalmol
PubMed ID19678955
PubMed Central IDPMC2734559

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