Is 24-hour intraocular pressure monitoring necessary in glaucoma?

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Although intraocular pressure (IOP) is the only treatable risk factor for glaucoma, its 24-hour behavior is poorly understood. Conflicting information is available in the literature with regard to the importance and predictive value of IOP peaks and fluctuations on the risk of glaucoma development and progression. This may be secondary to lack of prospective studies designed to address this issue. This article critically reviews the current evidence for the importance of 24-h IOP measurements in glaucoma and discusses shortcomings of current methods to assess 24-h IOP data, drawing attention to new developments in this field.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mansouri, K; Weinreb, RN; Medeiros, FA

Published Date

  • May 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 157 - 164

PubMed ID

  • 23697618

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3804261

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1744-5205

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/08820538.2013.771201


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England