The question of the relation of blood pressure to intra-ocular pressure has been entered into
by more than one observer.
My excuse for approaching the same subject
again is that, on the one hand, our means of estimating
blood pressure clinically have been improved
since most of these previous investigations were made
and, on the other, that the recent invention of
Schiötz's tonometer has given us an instrument
whereby we are able clinically to note with accuracy
the smallest rise or fall in the intra-ocular pressure
So far as I Know, none of those who have
studied this subject before have used (or at least
have recorded their use of) the tonometer in conjunction with the sphygmomanometer, while the most
recent writer on the subject, Kummell, has stated
that some light may be shed on this admittedly difficult
problem by such an investigation.
The thesis falls into four main divisions.
(2) Blood Pressure Measurement.
(3) The relation of the Blood Pressure to the Eye Pressure.
(4) The question of the place high Blood
Pressure has in the aetiology of Glaucoma.