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Assessment of body mass index (BMI) as an independent factor affecting intra ocular pressure (IOP)

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Author Details : Smita K Kadu, Nilesh Balaji Giri, Santosh Yadawrao Ingle, Neha Chandrashekhar Yerawar

Volume : 4, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 78-82

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To analyze a correlation between obesity and intraocular pressure (IOP) in Indian cohort To find a possible correlation between body mass index (BMI) and intra ocular pressure (IOP) To study whether BMI can be an independent factor affecting IOP.
Materials and Methods: A total of 100 patients in age group of 40 to 60 years who came to ophthalmology OPD from 10 am to 12 pm, fulfilling the inclusion criteria were subjected to Goldmann applanation tonometry (gold standard for measurement of IOP), after obtaining the informed consents from them. Three recording were obtained in each eye and arithmetic mean of all three reading taken as a intraocular pressure. BMI was calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meter squared measured with patients wearing a light weight hospital gown.
The data were statistically analyzed using appropriate test of significance using SPSS software version16.0.
Results: The statistical parameter used to analyze the data and the correlation of BMI and IOP was the pearson correlation. in this study, there is no evidence of significant positive relationship between body mass index as a measure of obesity and the intraocular pressure as evidenced by Pearson correlation with value of (-0.038), with p=0.164 being highly insignificant.
Conclusion: The current study shows that body mass index which is a measure of obesity, is not an independent risk factor for increase in intra ocular pressure.

Keywords: Body mass index, Intra ocular pressure, Goldmann applanation tonometry.

Doi : 10.18231/2581-5016.2018.0021

How to cite : Kadu S K, Giri N B, Ingle S Y, Yerawar N C, Assessment of body mass index (BMI) as an independent factor affecting intra ocular pressure (IOP). IP Int J Ocul Oncol Oculoplasty 2018;4(2):78-82

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