January 1975
Volume 14, Issue 1
Articles  |   January 1975
Water drinking and outflow facility.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science January 1975, Vol.14, 49-52. doi:
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      P C Kronfeld; Water drinking and outflow facility.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1975;14(1):49-52.

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In a series of patients with ocular hypertension, the effect of water drinking upon pressure and outflow facility was determined by impression (Schiotz) tonometry and tonography. The statistical facility-depressing effect of water drinking revealed by numerous earlier studies was confirmed, but found to be too small to be readily demonstrable in the individual eye. The water-drinking test in patients with primary ocular hypertension presents a situation in which tonography adds little to the information provided by tonometry.


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