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Year : 1989  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 91-93

Myopia and plasma cortisol


C-7, New Medical Enclave, Naria, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221005, India

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R Singh
C-7, New Medical Enclave, Naria, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221005
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Estimation of plasma cortisol by flurometric technique desorbed by Maltingly's was carried out in 56 cases, in­cluding 38 cases of myopia (19 cases of simple myopia and 19 cases of degenerative myopia) and 18 normal in­dividuals.Urinary 17-keto steroids/24 hours was also es­timated by Zimmermann technique in 12 out of the 56 cases, which include 8 cases of myopia (4 cases of simple myopia and 4 cases of degenerative myopia) and 4 normal individuals as control.Plasma cortisol level is lower in simple and degenerative myopia than in normal subjects, but on statistcial analysis the difference was not of much significance. Patients with simple myopia with positive family history showed lower value of plasma cortisol than patients with simple myopia with negative family history, the difference was also statistically insignificant (P-0.1). In degenerative myopia patients, with and without family history, there was very little difference in plasma cortisol level and statistically highly insignificant (P-0.8). Urinary 17 keto steroid/24 hour values are lower in simple and degenerative myopia than in normal subjects.


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