Intraocular Pressure (IOP) Changes Associated With Muslim Prayer Postural Changes

Therapuetic Areas:Ophthalmology
Age Range:Any
Start Date:January 2007
Contact:Tim Byrne

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Intraocular Pressure Changes Associated With Muslim Prayer Postural Changes

Elevated intraocular pressure is widely accepted as a risk factor for glaucoma and
controlling the pressure remains the cornerstone of effective treatment. There is evidence
that posture can have a significant effect on intraocular pressure fluctuations. Salat (or
Salah) refers to the five daily prayers performed by Muslims. The time spent praying in a
kneeling or prostrate position may be associated with wide fluctuations in intraocular
pressure, potentially sight-threatening for Muslim patients with glaucoma. The researchers
seek to investigate the link between traditional daily Muslim prayer postural changes and
intraocular pressure changes.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Diagnosed with primary open angle glaucoma

- Must be age 18 and up

- Provide written informed consent to participate

- Able to cooperate with ocular examination for 60-90 minutes

- Able to assume the standing, bowing, and prostrate positions

Exclusion Criteria:

- Special patient populations (children, pregnant women, prisoners etc.)

- Patients who have had glaucoma surgery that could effect the change in intraocular
pressure (ie trabeculectomy, tube-shunts, etc.)

- Patients who are unable to assume bowing or kneeling positions
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