Normal-tension glaucoma progression linked to dips in nocturnal blood pressure

LA JOLLA, Calif. — Decreases in nocturnal blood pressure below the daytime mean arterial pressure and the significance of these dips are linked to normal-tension glaucoma progression, according to a study presented here."Glaucoma is a chronic degenerative disease, and currently the only way to control this progression is to lower intraocular pressure," Carlos Gustavo De Moraes, MD, said at the American Ophthalmological Society meeting.

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