Functional Ophthalmodynamometry. Comparison Between Brachial and Ophthalmic Blood Pressure in Sitting and Supine Position

Sayegh, Fouad N.; Weigelin, Erich
March 1983
Angiology;Mar1983, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p176
Academic Journal
The article aims to compare and correlate the ophthalmodynamometry (ODM) findings "Ophthalmic and Brachial blood pressure" of normotensive volunteers and hypertensive patients in sitting and supine position. With the help of ODM one can accurately measure the blood pressure of the ophthalmic artery. Variations of the ophthalmic blood pressure by changing from sitting into supine position was of interest for many authors. The results are contradictory. They found out that the diastolic ophthalmic blood pressure in the supine position is about 7.45 ± 1.65 mm Hg higher than in the sitting position and that the variations of the brachial blood pressure are not always identical to the changes of the ophthalmic blood pressure.


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