Intraocular pressure in subjects with beta-thalassemia minor

Conclusion: Subjects with beta-thalassemia minor had lower intraocular pressure than healthy controls, suggesting beta-thalassemia minor may actually protect against high intraocular pressure.RESUMO Objetivo: Beta-talassemia menor é uma doença hereditária comum no sangue em países mediterrâneos como a Turquia e está associada à resistência à insulina. A resistência à insulina por sua vez, pode estar associada à pressão intraocular excessivamente alta e, portanto à cegueira induzida pela pressão intraocular. Est e estudo teve como objetivo investigar a pressão intraocular em indivíduos com beta-talassemia menor. Métodos: Foi realizado um estudo transversal compreendendo 203 indivíduos divididos em 2 grupos: beta-talassemia menor (103) e saudável (100). Eletroforese de hemoglobina foi realizada e hemog rama completo, pressão arterial, glicemia em jejum e níveis de insulina medidos. Todos os indivíduos foram submetidos foram submetidos a exames oftalmológicos, incluindo medidas de pressão intraocular. Resultados: A pressão intraocular nos indivíduos com beta-talassemia menor foi significati vamente menor do que em indivíduos saudáveis (p=0,007). Além disso, a pressão intraocular foi inversamente correlacionada com os níveis de hemoglobina A2 (p=0,001, r=-0,320)....
Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research

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