Ocular massage before cataract surgery
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

We used the Honan intraocular pressure reducer, a balloon that applies a constant force, to the eyes in ten subjects with senile cataracts. An initially significant decrease in intraocular pressure after removal disappeared exponentially with a half-time of 9.6 minutes, indicating that the benefits derived from the Honan balloon do not result from a sustained reduction in intraocular pressure. Measurements made on a phantom eye showed both marked variability and unexpectedly high intraocular pressure during typical preoperative digital massage by a group of ophthalmic surgeons. Measurements made on a cadaver eye after application of the Honan balloon showed that very high intraocular pressures may be achieved under some conditions.

Author(s): 
Ernest, J. T.
Goldstick, T. K.
Stein, M. A.
Zheutlin, J. D.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society
Journal Abbreviation: 
Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Year: 
1985
Pages: 
205-217
Volume: 
83
ISSN: 
0065-9533
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 3832527 PMCID: PMC1298697

Turabian/Chicago Citation

J. T. Ernest, T. K. Goldstick, M. A. Stein and J. D. Zheutlin. 1985. "Ocular massage before cataract surgery." Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society 83: 205-217.

Wikipedia Citation

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