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      Statistical Investigations of Intraocular Pressure with Goldmann’s Applanation Tonometer

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          On the basis of 1,235 anamnestically healthy eyes, I have been able to show that intraocular pressure after transformation is of normal logarithmic distribution with a high degree of probability and is not bimodal, at least not in the pressure range between 6 and 32 mm Hg. For this reason a division into ‘glaucoma’ and ‘non-glaucoma’ solely on the basis of intraocular pressure without additional information is not permissible according to my material. Furthermore, dispersion rises significantly towards higher pressure values with increasing age. The probability of glaucoma at each step of pressure cannot be exactly determined, because the distribution of glaucoma is unknown.

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          Ophthalmic Res
          Ophthalmic Research
          S. Karger AG
          27 November 2009
          : 1
          : 4
          : 211-219
          Clinical Institute for Experimental Ophthalmology, University of Bonn (Director: Prof. Dr. E.Weigelin)
          264519 Ophthal Res 1970;1:211–219
          © 1970 S. Karger AG, Basel

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