“IOP Elevation Study”
The purpose of this study is to improve understanding of the pathophysiologic process that leads to the development of glaucamotous damage. The mechanism by which vision loss in glaucoma occurs is still unknown, but it is clear that increased intraocular pressure (IOP) is a major risk factor. It is also thought that the LC is a site of primary damage during pathogenesis of the disease. This prospective study with determine the in-vivo mechanical response to IOP modulation at the level of the ONH and LC.
Diagnostic Test - Increasing of intraocular pressure (IC)
intraocular pressure will be increased using an ophthalmodynanometer
Effects of Elevated Intraocular Pressure on the Lamina Cribrosa