2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
6 Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Part II: Pediatric Ophthalmology
Chapter 15: Growth and Development of the Eye
Normal Growth and Development
Measurement of intraocular pressure (IOP) in infants can be difficult; results may vary depending on the method used and may not accurately represent the actual IOP. Nevertheless, normal IOP is lower in infants than in adults, and a pressure higher than 21 mm Hg should be considered abnormal. CCT influences the measurement of IOP, but this effect is not well understood in children. See Chapter 22 in this volume and BCSC Section 10, Glaucoma, for further discussion.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.