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Melatonin decreases eye pressure in depressive patients with normal intraocular pressure

Gokhan Ozdemir, Ebru Findikli.

Abstract
Background/Aim: In this study, we aimed to show the effect of melatonin, a pineal hormone, on intraocular pressure in patients with depression and normal ocular tension.
Methods: Twenty depressive patients for whose agomelatine, a melatonin drug, was deemed necessary for treatment of the primary disease were enrolled in the study. Ocular pressures at baseline, second and fourth-week visits were recorded using a Tono-Pen and a Goldmann applanation tonometer.
Results: Our study revealed that oral agomelatine therapy reduced intraocular pressure in the normotensive patients. The baseline intraocular pressure was 12.6±2.8 mm Hg with the Tono-Pen and 14.8 mm Hg with applanation tonometry. At the fourth week visit, the pressure measured with Tono-Pen was 11.5±2.9 mm-Hg and the pressure measured with applanation tonometer was 13.5±2.8 mm-Hg (p<0.05 for both measurements). There was a pressure decline of 9% compared to
the baseline.
Conclusion: Agomelatine is able to lower intraocular pressure in normotensive patients.

Key words: Agomelatine, melatonin, intraocular pressure, depression


 
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Ozdemir G, Findikli E. Melatonin decreases eye pressure in depressive patients with normal intraocular pressure. Arch Clin Exp Surg. 2019; 8(1): 28-32. doi:10.5455/aces.20180720071622


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Ozdemir, G. & Findikli, . E. (2019) Melatonin decreases eye pressure in depressive patients with normal intraocular pressure. Arch Clin Exp Surg, 8 (1), 28-32. doi:10.5455/aces.20180720071622



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Ozdemir, Gokhan, and Ebru Findikli. 2019. Melatonin decreases eye pressure in depressive patients with normal intraocular pressure. Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES), 8 (1), 28-32. doi:10.5455/aces.20180720071622



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Ozdemir, Gokhan, and Ebru Findikli. "Melatonin decreases eye pressure in depressive patients with normal intraocular pressure." Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES) 8 (2019), 28-32. doi:10.5455/aces.20180720071622



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Ozdemir, Gokhan, and Ebru Findikli. "Melatonin decreases eye pressure in depressive patients with normal intraocular pressure." Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES) 8.1 (2019), 28-32. Print. doi:10.5455/aces.20180720071622



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Ozdemir, G. & Findikli, . E. (2019) Melatonin decreases eye pressure in depressive patients with normal intraocular pressure. Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES), 8 (1), 28-32. doi:10.5455/aces.20180720071622





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