versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925
Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.62 no.3 São Paulo jun. 1999
To evaluate the dark room prone provocative test in patients in the sitting and horizontal positions.
We studied 30 eyes of 15 patients with glaucoma. The tests were performed in a 24-hour interval.
The mean and standard deviation of the difference of IOP between the beginning and end when in the sitting position was 4.13 ± 1.77 mmHg and in the horizontal position it was 4.40 ± 2.33 mmHg for the right eye and for the left eye it was 4.13 ± 1.69 mmHg and 4.47 ± 2.07 mmHg respectively.
There were no statistical differences between both positions.
Keywords: Prone provocative test; Glaucoma; Intraocular pressure