A Study of the Intraocular Pressure of Korean Youth

한국인 청년의 안압 측정

  • Kim, Sang-Moon (Department of Ophthalmic Optics, Kwangju Health College)
  • 김상문 (광주보건대학 안경광학과)
  • Received : 2006.01.06
  • Published : 2006.04.30


The intraocular pressure for Korean youth were measured by using tonometer (AT555-Reichert). The relative frequency distributions of intraocular pressures have been studied for samples of 1,027 persons(475 males, 552 females). The most commonly recorded IOP for both men and women was around 14.5mmHg and 17.5mmHg, respectively. They were in the range of 7 to 23mmHg(males) and 7 to 22mmHg(females). The median pressure(cumulative frequency=0.5%) is 13.0~16.5mmHg for males and 16.5~18.5mmHg for females, so the values for females are slightly higher than males. The mean pressure is 15.2mmHg for males and 15.8mmHg for females, respectively. The 98% of population was in the range of the normal IOP. There are long-term diurnal variation in mean intraocular pressure and the IOP was decreased as a function of time from morning to night. The measured IOP was affected by several factors: exercise made to decrease the IOP and tight collars, dark places and posture of decubitus position got to elevate the IOP.