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J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci 2011, 12(4): 16-20 Back to browse issues page
The effectiveness of fasting on the intraocular pressure in individuals suffering from open –angle glaucoma
Ali Salehi * , Mohammad Rahimi-Madise , AFereshteh Rasti-Boroujeni
1Cellular and Molcoular Research Center, Shahrekord Univ. of Med. Sci. Shahrekord, , salehy109@yahoo.com
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Background and aim: Intraocular pressure is one of the treatable risk factor in glaucoma and composes the focus of therapy. The assessment of intraocular pressure especially in Glaucoma patients during fasting is one of the questions that have not presented any crucial response. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of fasting in Ramadan holy month on the intraocular pressure rate in individuals suffering from open-angle glaucoma. Methods: This study was a cohort study research on the patients (over 45 years old) suffering from open-angle glaucoma in Ramadan month, 2009. Intraocular pressure was recorded from 50 eyes of the patients who were in fasting at least 25 days in holly month of Ramadan. Recordings were performed in four stages, before the Ramadan month, the 5th day, the 15th day, and the 25th of day of Ramadan. Data were statistically analyzed using Repeated Measure ANOVA test. Results: Mean age of patients was 65.16±10.31 years old. According to the results, fasting caused r significant reduction in intraocular pressure in month of Ramadan (P<0.001). Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, fasting can cause reduction in intraocular pressure in open-angle glaucoma patients.
Keywords: Fasting, Open-angle glaucoma, Intraocular pressure
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Received: 2011/06/2
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Salehi A, Rahimi-Madise M, Rasti-Boroujeni A. The effectiveness of fasting on the intraocular pressure in individuals suffering from open –angle glaucoma. J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci. 2011; 12 (4) :16-20
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