Autoregulation of ocular blood flow during changes in intraocular pressure

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  • L. E. Pillunat
  • R. Stodtmeister
  • I. Wilmanns
  • Th. Christ


Visual evoked potentials were recorded in six normal subjects and in three patients with primary open-angle glaucoma, while intraocular pressure was artificially elevated in stepwise increases. The resulting perfusion-pressure amplitude curves in our controls showed a kink, which can be interpreted as a sign of vascular autoregulation. No kink was observed in the curves of our glaucoma patients, which we interpret as indicating a lack of vascular autoregulation in primary open-angle glaucoma.


Public Health Blood Flow Glaucoma Intraocular Pressure Glaucoma Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. E. Pillunat
    • 1
  • R. Stodtmeister
    • 1
  • I. Wilmanns
    • 2
  • Th. Christ
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitäts-AugenklinikUlm/DonauFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Universitäts-AugenklinikBonnFederal Republic of Germany

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