What can increase IOP?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by squinty, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. squinty

    squinty Guest

    What physical motions can increase IOP? Valsalva and lowering the head
    relative to the body seem fairly evident, but what other kinds of
    motions/efforts could increase the pressure?

    Let's say, for example, that I lifted a heavy weight, but NEVER closed
    my airway or breathed fast enough to significantly increase the air
    pressure in my lungs. Assume a reasonably constant vertical body
    position. Is there some mechanism that could increase IOP under this
    condition, and if so, what might that be?

    squinty, Oct 20, 2007
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  2. squinty

    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Squinty,

    Subject: Increase in Inter Ocular Pressure.

    Accommodation (for near) can increase IOP -- as demonstrated
    by Dr. Francis Young.


    otisbrown, Oct 20, 2007
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  3. squinty

    Guest Guest

    Taking any advice from this idiot can raise IOP and have other
    terrible effects as well.
    Guest, Oct 21, 2007
  4. squinty

    squinty Guest

    Thanks for the heads-up. He's not entirely wrong, but I am interested
    in fast and large pressure changes typical of strong Valsalvas, severe
    vomiting, etc. A number of things can produce smaller changes or
    longer-term changes.

    Anyone venture a guess, even?

    squinty, Oct 22, 2007
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