Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1975;16(1):53-58.
Published online January 1, 1975.
Effect of Digital Massage en Intraeeular Pressure.
Tae Soo Lee
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
안구지압이 안압에 미치는 영향에 관한 연구
이태수 ( Tae Soo Lee )
This study was carried out to evaluate the effect of digital massage of gLobe on intraocular pressure in 36 eyes of 32 patients from 13 to 72 years of age divided into the groups of each decade. The author paid attention to whether digital massage made a contribution to the prevention of vitreous loss during intraocular operations. Prior to digital massage, intraocular pressure was measured initially and then digital massage was applied for five minutes. And intraocular pressure was again measured immediately after termination of ocular massage, thereafter at five minute intervals repeatedly until the reduced intraocular pressure by means of digital massage returned to initial level. The author studided correlations of changes of intraocular pressure in each age group and at each time interval. The final results were as follows: 1. The mean intraocular pressure reduction by digital massage was 5.20 mmHg corresponding to 32.3% reductial of the initial intraocular pressure. 2. The mean recovery time to the initial intraocular pressure from the reduced intraocular pressure by digital massage was 17.4 +/- 6.7 minutes. Approximately twenty five minutes after digital massage, the iatraocular pressure returned to the initial level in most cases. 3. In the age group under 20 years, recovery time to the initial intraocular pressure was more rapid and the mean intraocular pressure reduction was significantly lower than in the other age groups.

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