Improving glaucoma management

October 19, 2010

Researchers have found that giving patients a dual therapy of bimatoprost and a beta-blocker is an effective method of lowering intraocular blood pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma.

Researchers have found that giving patients a dual therapy of bimatoprost and a beta-blocker is an effective method of lowering intraocular blood pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma.

The study consisted 89 patients with an IOP of less than 21 mm Hg. During six weeks the group were given latanoprost 50 mcg plus timolol 5 mg/mL, these patients were randomized to either travoprost plus timolol or bimatoprost plus timolol for three months before switching to the opposite therapy for an additional three months.

This study has been published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology

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