Cerebrospinal fluid pressure and the eye

William Morgan, Chandrakumar Balaratnasingam, Christopher Lind, S. Colley, Min Kang, Philip House, Dao-Yi Yu

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Cerebrospinal fluid pressure (CSFP) interacts with intraocular pressure (IOP) and blood pressure to exert a major influence upon the eye, particularly the optic nerve head region. There is increased interest regarding the influence of CSFP upon disorders affecting this region, in particular glaucoma and idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Additionally, a high proportion of astronauts develop features similar to idiopathic intracranial hypertension that persist for years after returning to Earth. The factors that affect the CSFP influence upon the optic nerve and globe are likely to influence the outcome of various ophthalmic disorders.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-77
Number of pages8
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number1
Early online date15 Apr 2015
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016

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