Arvind Morya1, Pradeep Dwivedi1, Sujeet Prakash1, Sahil Bhandari1, Kanchan Solanki1, Kalpit Jangid1, Anushree D. Naidu1, Sonalika Gogia1
Purpose: To evaluate the effect of various common mudras or asanas in YOGA on intraocular pressure (IOP) in healthy individuals.
Methods: 120 volunteers above 18 years of age, who were practicing various yoga asana’s/ exercises (Kapalbhaati, Anulomvilom, Shirshashna and Pranayam), each for 5 minutes/day (50 minutes. of yoga/day) for at least 5 days in a week, for total duration of 12 weeks and willingly giving consent were included in this study. IOP measurement was done at every 4 weeks before and after each asana by Perkin’s Tonometer.
Results: On pre‐post comparative analysis, all the asanas have significant mean decrease in IOP either at baseline or at 12th weeks of study, except shirshasana & pranayama, which increases IOP. On comparison of baseline to 12th week data, there was no statistically significant change in mean difference of IOP.
Conclusions: Lifestyle modification like optimizing the yoga postures and avoiding yoga asanas like shirshasana and pranayama can have significant impact in control of intra‐ocular pressure in the management of glaucoma.
COMPARISON OF RANIBIZUMAB AND AFLIBERCEPT IN PATIENTS WITH NEOVASCULAR AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION TREATED FOLLOWING A ?TREAT AND EXTEND? PROTOCOL: EFFICACY VARIABLES FROM THE PRE-SPECIFIED 12- MONTH INTERIM ANALYSIS OF THE RIVAL STUDY