[Ulrich and Ulrich oculo-oscillodynamography: results in patients with healthy eyes]

Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 1988 Mar;192(3):219-33. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1050106.
[Article in German]


Ulrich and Ulrich's method of oculo-oscillodynamography (OODG) is a relatively new method which enables the systolic retinal, systolic ciliary, and systolic ocular perfusion pressure or respectively blood pressure to be measured. The results obtained by the present authors are in good agreement with those of Ulrich and Ulrich (n = 30). The intraocular pressure values obtained with this method correlate somewhat less well with the systemic blood pressure than is the case with suction cup ophthalmodynamometry. However, the correlation coefficients are sufficiently high to permit their application in ophthalmological diagnosis. The results presented here indicate that the diastolic ocular pressure should be determined by applying the formoscillatory criterion. The positive intercept in the regression equations can be explained by the assumption that the regression is curvilinear at systemic blood pressure values which are generally not encountered in humans in whom OODG is of diagnostic importance. It is suggested that the linear regression is a sufficiently exact model at the systemic blood pressures most frequently measured. Normal OODG values can be read off easily from the diagrams published here.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Blood Pressure Determination / instrumentation*
  • Diastole
  • Eye / blood supply*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Ophthalmodynamometry / instrumentation*
  • Reference Values
  • Systole