Date of Award
Master of Science in Vision Science
This study investigated the relationship between short duration moderate-level altitude changes and changes in the internal pressure of the eye. The Mentor Tono-Pen™ was used to measure intraocular pressures of seventeen non-glaucomatous patients at ground level, in a plane at 5,000 and 10,000 feet, and again at ground level. A repeated measures analysis of variance (P<0.05) was used to analyze the data. Altitude change was found to have no significant effect on intraocular pressures of subjects in this study.
Semler, Christine and Vidlak, Daniel, "The effects of moderate-level altitude change on intraocular pressure" (1996). College of Optometry. 1215.