Peripheral vasospasm and nocturnal blood pressure dipping--two distinct risk factors for glaucomatous damage?

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PURPOSE To evaluate the relationship between peripheral vasospasm and circadian blood pressure rhythm in patients with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). METHODS Nail-fold capillaroscopy, combined with a cold provocation test, and 24-hour blood pressure monitoring was carried out in 130 patients with POAG (M:F 58:72; mean age 60 +/- 14 years), 99 with… (More)

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