Described clinical entity comprising a complex of clinical features caused mainly by dysregulation of the blood supply.- Flammer syndrome
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Hypotension is a feature of Flammer syndrome, which is characterized by cold hands and feet and predisposes to normal tension glaucoma.
Group of eye diseases that result in damage to the optic nerve and cause vision loss.
Individuals with a family history of NTG, those of Japanese ancestry, those with a history of systemic heart disease and those with Flammer syndrome are at an elevated risk of developing NTG.
Eye disease, a neuropathy of the optic nerve, that shows all the characteristics of primary open angle glaucoma except one: the elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) - the classic hallmark of glaucoma - is missing.
Normal tension glaucoma is in many cases closely associated with general issues of blood circulation and of organ perfusion like arterial hypotension, metabolic syndrome, and Flammer syndrome.
Swiss ophthalmologist and long-time director of the Eye Clinic at Basel University Hospital.
Flammer noted that people with a primary vascular dysregulation have other symptoms and signs; this led to the establishment of the term Flammer syndrome.
Josef Flammer, Swiss ophthalmologist (after whom Flammer syndrome is named)