THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BLOOD PRESSURE AND PUPIL TO LIMBUS DIAMETER RATIO IN HYPERTENSIVE WOMEN: A PILOT STUDY


Archana Rajagopalan, Kumar Sai Sailesh, Srilatha Bashetti, Soumya Mishra

Abstract


 

 Objective: This study was undertaken to observe the relationship between blood pressure (BP) and pupil to limbus diameter (PLD) ratio in hypertensive working women.

Methods: A total of 30 hypertensive working women were part of the study after obtaining written, voluntary, informed consent, and ensuring confidentiality. PLD ratio was measured by two-box method as described in the literature.

Results: Positive correlation was observed between PLD ratio of the right eye (r=0.951) and left eye (r=0.927) and systolic BP. This correlation is statistically significant at 0.01 levels (two tailed). Positive correlation was observed between PLD ratio of the right eye (r=0.844) and left eye (r=0.828) and diastolic BP. This correlation is statistically significant at 0.01 levels (two tailed). Positive correlation was observed between PLD ratio of the right eye (r=0.416) and left eye (r=0.396) and pulse pressure. This correlation is statistically significant at 0.05 levels (two tailed). Positive correlation was observed between PLD ratio of the right eye (r=0.883) and left eye (r=0.844) and mean arterial BP. This correlation is statistically significant at 0.05 levels (two tailed). Positive correlation was observed between PLD ratio of the right eye (r=0.841) and left eye (r=0.819) and pulse rate. This correlation is statistically significant at 0.05 levels (two tailed).

Conclusion: Positive correlation was observed between PLD ratio and autonomic parameters. We recommend further detailed studies to utilize the measurement of PLD ratio as an autonomic function test.


Keywords


Pupil, Limbus, Autonomic parameters, Blood pressure, Hypertension.

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Title

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BLOOD PRESSURE AND PUPIL TO LIMBUS DIAMETER RATIO IN HYPERTENSIVE WOMEN: A PILOT STUDY

Topics

Physiology

Keywords

Pupil, Limbus, Autonomic parameters, Blood pressure, Hypertension.

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i11.20528

Date

01-11-2017

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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 10 Issue 11 November 2017 Page: 142-144

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0974-2441

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2455-3891

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Authors & Affiliations

Archana Rajagopalan
Department of Physiology, Saveetha Medical College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
India

Kumar Sai Sailesh
Department of Physiology, DM Wayanad Institute of Medical Sciences, Naseera Nagar, Meppadi (P.O), Wayanad, Kerala, India.
India

Srilatha Bashetti
Department of Biochemistry, Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
India

Soumya Mishra
Department of Physiology, JIPMER, Pondicherry, India.
India


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