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K. Goebel, B. Schacher, R. Alten, C. Erb; Intraocular Pressure and Ocular Pulse Amplitude Measured With the Dynamic Contour Tonometer in Patients With Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide - Positive Rheumatoid Arthritis. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2009;50(13):387.
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The object of the present study was to find differences in intraocular pressure (IOP) and ocular pulse amplitude (OPA) in patients with cyclic citrullinated peptide - positive rheumatoid arthritis (CCP-RA) in comparison to controls.
Beside the blood pressure, heart rate and ophthalmological examinations (visual acuity, refraction, slit lamp and fundus examination) the IOP and OPA were measured with the dynamic conour tonometer PASCAL (Swiss Microtechnology AG, Switzerland). Statistical analysis was performed with the Mann-Whitney-U-Test.
Twentyfive patients (m:f=3:22, average age+=50.2±7.6 years) with CCP-RA were included and compared with twentytwo age-related controls (m:f=2:20). Ophthalmological examinations as well as blood pressure and heart rate in all subjects were without pathological findings. Statistical analysis showed significant no differences in the IOP and OPA between patients with CCP-RA and controls.
In patients with CCP-RA we could not detect any abnormalities in IOP and OPA.
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