Effect of Body Fat Mass Index on Intraocular Pressure in Surrounding Population of Aligarh
Background: Increased intraocular pressure (IOP) may lead to ocular hypertension and Glaucoma. So, it is important to identify the factors that influence the level of IOP and prevent the increased IOP. Body fat mass index (BFMI) is one of such factors.
Up till now only BMI was available in our armamentarium which reflected obesity in general population. Now with newer techniques to calculate body fat percentage (BFP) and body fat mass index (BFMI), we get a more sophisticated picture of obesity. Methods: In this study, we want to see the relationship between intraocular pressure (IOP) and body fat mass index (BFMI). This study was conducted over a period of 2 years and evaluation the intraocular pressure (IOP) in men and women with respect to their body fat mass index (BFMI) was done. Results: This study shows a positive association between BFMI and IOP. In this study the mean IOP of right eye is 15.30 and mean IOP of left eye is 15.08. This study includes North-Indian subjects from, in and around Aligarh Uttar Pradesh, both males and females between the age group 29-69 years. Conclusion: In this study the intra-ocular pressure in both eyes has statistically significant positive correlation with body fat mass index (BFMI).
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