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Keywords:

  • blood pressure;
  • low-tension glaucoma;
  • primary open-angle glaucoma

Abstract. Systemic blood pressure and medications for different general diseases were retrospectively examined in 30 low-tension glaucoma patients. Thirty patients with POAG were used as controls. LTG was divided into a progressive and non-progressive form on basis of the course of the disease. Systemic blood pressure was higher in POAG and the progressive form of LTG than in the nonprogressive LTG. There was twice as much antihypertensive medication in LTG than POAG patients.