Systemic Arterial Stiffness in Patients With Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma


Turkyilmaz K., ONER V., CICEK Y. , KURT A., DURMUS M.

JOURNAL OF GLAUCOMA, vol.23, no.2, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/ijg.0b013e3182955d58
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF GLAUCOMA

Abstract

Aim:To evaluate carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (CF-PWV) values of patients with pseudoexfoliation (PEX) glaucoma in comparison with healthy subjects.Methods:Twenty-five consecutive patients with PEX glaucoma (PEXG group) and 25 controls (control group) were included in the study. CF-PWV was assessed by a noninvasive device by the measurements of pulse transmit time and the distance between 2 recording sites.Results:The mean age was 64.77.3 (range, 55 to 79) years the in PEXG group and 63.8 +/- 6.6 (range, 51 to 77) years in the control group. There were 8 men (32%) and 17 women (68%) in the PEXG group and 11 men (44%) and 14 women (56%) in the control group. The CF-PWV of the PEX group was significantly higher than that of the control group (P<0.001).Conclusions:We have revealed an association between PEXG and increased CF-PWV. Also, increased CF-PWV may be considered as a risk factor for the development of PEXG.