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One More Reason to Avoid Eye Rubbing

By Staff

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:25 PM

Although researchers know intraocular pressure (IOP) fluctuates constantly depending on everything from the time of day to a patient’s body position, it’s challenging to know just how much those factors affect peak pressure. Using a primate model, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham were able to put a number on one of those factors: eye rubbing. This feature from Review of Optometry concluded that while more research is necessary in a human population, the findings help support the notion that patients—especially those with glaucoma—should avoid eye rubbing whenever possible. Read More.
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