Evaluation of Intra Ocular Pressure after Leg Press Test in Young Males- A Comparative StudyCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Lalitha Shanmugam,
Chengalpattu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Introduction: Intra Ocular Pressure (IOP) is fluid pressure within the eye, which ranges normally from 10-21 mmHg. Elevated IOP is the most important risk factor for the optic nerve damage. Leg press test is an exercise which lowers IOP.
Aim: To evaluate the effect of IOP after leg press test in young males in Melmaruvathur, Tamil Nadu, India.
Materials and Methods: The present cross-sectional study was conducted on 102 young male volunteers from Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences (MAPIMS) in the age group of 18-27 years. The systolic blood pressure of subjects ranged from 110-124 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure ranging from 70-82 mmHg without having the habit of smoking, taking alcohol and without any eye infection were included in this study. We measured the height, weight and IOP before and after leg press test for the participants by using Schiotz tonometer. IOP measurements was analysed by mean and standard deviation, paired t-test was used to compare the two measurements.
Results: Mean IOP of Right eye before leg press test was 16.17±3.08, after leg press test was 11.84±3.11 showing highly significant p<0.001. Mean IOP of Left eye before leg press test was 16.92±2.64, after leg press test was 12.65±3.45 showing highly significant p<0.001.
Conclusion: Hence our study suggests that IOP of both eyes was decreased after leg press test.
Exercise, Glaucoma, Optic nerve
D Gajenthiran, Lalitha Shanmugam. EVALUATION OF INTRA OCULAR PRESSURE AFTER LEG PRESS TEST IN YOUNG MALES- A COMPARATIVE STUDY. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 April [cited: 2019 Apr 22 ]; 13:CC05-CC07. Available from
Date of Submission: Oct 11, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Nov 19, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Feb 28, 2019
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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