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Initial medical treatment: beta-blockers or prostaglandins. Prostaglandins: a modern glaucoma treatment



Initial medical treatment: beta-blockers or prostaglandins. Prostaglandins: a modern glaucoma treatment



Journal Francais d'Ophtalmologie 27(6 Pt 2): 718-719



In the initial treatment of glaucoma, prostaglandin analogs have indisputable advantages: better efficacy than timolol--particularly for inducing low or even very low IOP--but also their possible use in normotensive glaucoma, posology of a single instillation per day, and no systemic effects. The only disadvantages are minor local effects and a higher cost than beta-blockers.

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