Age variations in intraocular pressure in a cohort of healthy Austrian school children.

Wolfgang Dusek, BK Pierscionek, Julie McClelland

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PURPOSE:Limited data exist detailing the normal range of intraocular pressure (IOP) for healthy school age children. This study aims to describe the mean and normal range of IOP measurements that may be expected using the Icare rebound tonometer and to examine associations between visual function measures and IOP.METHODS:Six measurements of IOP from each eye were obtained from 211 normal children aged 6-15 years (79 females and 132 males) using the Icare tonometer. Other measures of visual function obtained included: visual acuity, non-cycloplegic retinoscopy, amplitude of accommodation, accommodative facility, and accommodative response.RESULTS:Statistical analysis (Mann-Whitney U test) demonstrated that the male subjects were more likely to have higher IOP measurements than the female subjects (mean IOP males 15.02 mm Hg (SD 2.19), mean IOP females 14.44 (SD 2.01) P=0.041). Analysis (Spearman's rho) showed a statistically significant association between age and IOP (right eye) in males (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)841-845
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2012


  • intraocular pressure
  • children
  • tonometry
  • Icare


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