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time effect of exercise on intraocular pressure in a Nigerian population

Nigerian Optometric Association
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  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Exercise
  • Long Lasting
  • Normotensive
  • Ocular Hypertension.
  • Biology


Numerous international studies have indicated that several physiological changes can influence the intraocular pressure (IOP) of subjects. In order to assess visual health status through physiological changes, the effects of rest and exercise on IOP were investigated in a Nigerian community. The research involved 24 healthy normotensive subjects who were made to serve as their own control. They were subjected to exercise for 10 minutes after taken their IOP at rest for an hour. Result immediately after the exercise showed that there was a significant decreases in the mean initial IOP (P

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