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of 'Eye disorders associated with chronic kidney disease'

Intraocular pressures during high-flux hemodialysis.
Austin JN, Klein M, Mishell J, Contiguglia SR, Levy J, Chan L, Shapiro JI
Ren Fail. 1990;12(2):109.
The intraocular pressures of 16 patients with end stage renal failure treated with high-flux dialysis were measured before and during a high-flux dialysis treatment. The patients were selected so as not to have glaucoma or history of glaucoma. Intraocular pressures did not change significantly in any patients during or following a high-flux hemodialysis treatment. These data suggest that high-flux hemodialysis does not result in increases in intraocular pressure nor does it precipitate acute glaucoma in well-dialyzed patients undergoing intermittent in-center hemodialysis.
Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver.