Ocular pulse in high myopia: a study of 40 eyes

Ann Ophthalmol. 1981 May;13(5):569-71.


The ocular pulse amplitude of 20 myopic individuals (40 eyes) with refractive errors of -5.00 diopters and above was determined, using the Alcon Pneumatonograph. When compared to a group of normal individuals, the myopic group was found to have a significantly smaller mean ocular pulse amplitude but a significantly higher mean intraocular pressure. The importance of pulse-pressure relationship in the two groups is discussed.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Choroid / physiopathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myopia / physiopathology*
  • Pulse*
  • Regional Blood Flow
  • Tonometry, Ocular