Labor does not cause IOP increase in healthy women

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — IOP changes during labor were within the normal physiological diurnal range, according to a study."For the first time to our knowledge, we evaluated the effects of the three stages of labor on the IOP of women with healthy eyes. Our results may suggest that giving birth may not be hazardous for women with glaucoma," Noa Geffen, MD, said at the meeting of the European Society of Ophthalmology.

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