Ocular tension: Comparison between the two eyes

Rafael S. Carel, Amos D. Korczyn, Meir Rock

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We have compared IOP values in the two eyes in 13,000 presumably healthy subjects over the age of 40 years. The mean difference in ocular tension between the two eyes was 0.12 mm Hg (higher on the left), which is statistically significant but probably without physiological implications. Individual cases with IOP of 3 mm Hg or more were observed more frequently in older age groups and in subjects with elevated IOP values, and should arouse suspicion of incipient glaucoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-101
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1985
Externally publishedYes


  • Epidemiology
  • IOP difference
  • Intraocular pressure
  • glaucoma detection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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