International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part I (2016)
Study of relationship between body mass index (BMI) and intra ocular pressure in western Rajasthan
Introduction: Study was carried out to evaluate the relationship between intraocular pressure (IOP) and age or obesity adjusted for systemic health parameters such as gender, mean blood pressure in western Rajasthan. Methods: A total of 300 healthy participants underwent test, including tonometry, blood pressure and body mass index (BMI). All these subjects were subdivided in four different age groups of 21-30, 31-40, 41-50 & 51-60 years. Results: The mean IOP, blood pressure, and BMI value was significantly). IOP was associated with mean blood pressure, gender, age, and BMI by multiple regression analysis. BMI had a significantly positive relation with IOP after controlling for age, gender, and mean blood pressure. Conclusions: Obesity is also directly correlated with IOP. It can be concluded that, persons with hypertension and advancing age need to be monitored for high IOP.
How to cite this article:
Gautam chand sirvi, Jayant Kumar, ND Soni, Raguveer Choudhary. Study of relationship between body mass index (BMI) and intra ocular pressure in western Rajasthan. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(3):529-530.