We hypothesized that the cluster of components of MetS may affect the ocular circulation
shown by LSFG.
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Effect of sildenafil citrate (Viagra) on the ocular circulation
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The ocular circulation
consists of the choroidal and retinal vasculature, adequate blood flow to which is essential for the maintenance of visual functions.
These four kampo medical formulas thus have the potential to influence ocular circulation
, but so far, no studies have been conducted to evaluate their effects.
The exclusion criteria for both studies were the presence of diabetes mellitus, allergy to sodium fluorescein, secondary glaucoma, PEX, other ocular (e.g., arterial or venous occlusion) diseases affecting ocular circulation
, visual function, and diseases of the optic pathway.