A study of autonomic nervous system in primary open angle glaucoma: Effect of β-blocker eye solution Setsuko Ohgaki 1 , Mayumi Kitsukawa 1 , Tetsuo Tochikubo 1 1Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Toho University pp.175-180
Published Date 1983/2/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410208815
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Microvibration and psychological tests were used to examine the course of β-blocker treatment in 61 cases of primary open angle glaucoma. Microvibra-tion is a method of testing the autonomic nervous system.

We found no difference in ocular tension between β-blocker-treated cases and untreated cases, but we did find a connection with the psychological tests and the microvibration.

Results of the microvibration showed that the wave pattern of primary open angle glaucoma con-sisted mainly of the sympathicotonic type.

Following the use of β-blocker, this pattern changed to the parasympathicotonic type.

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