Pulsatile ocular blood flow during pregnancy

M. Centofanti, R. Migliardi, S. Bonini, G. Manni, M. G. Bucci, C. B. Pesavento, C. S. Amin, Alon Harris

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PURPOSE. To study pulsatile ocular blood flow (POBF) throughout pregnancy. METHODS. We enrolled twenty-seven healthy women in the first trimester of gestation, only ten of which were followed through the second trimester, and fourteen non pregnant healthy women. In each subject we measured POBF with the POBF pneumotonometer (OBF Ltd. UK), IOP, blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR). An unpaired Student t-test was used to compare pregnant women with non-pregnant women, and a two-tailed paired Student t-test was used to compare the same women in the first and second trimester of pregnancy. p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-280
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2002


  • Estrogen
  • Ocular blood flow
  • POBF
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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