The Effect of Latanoprost on Intraocular Pressure During 2 Years of Treatment
2002 (English)In: Survey of ophthalmology, ISSN 0039-6257, E-ISSN 1879-3304, Vol. 47, no S1, 65-76 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Our objective was to study the intraocular pressure (IOP) in open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertensive patients during long-term treatment with latanoprost. A total of 532 patients treated with 0.005% latanoprost were enrolled, including 493 and 113 patients treated for 6 and 24 months, respectively. Mean IOP was analyzed with the analysis of variance technique. The risk of treatment failure was analyzed with survival analysis technique. After 2 weeks of latanoprost treatment, the mean IOP was reduced 8.2 (32%) and 8.9 (34%) mm Hg in the subgroups of patients treated for 6 and 24 months, respectively. The change in mean IOP during 2 years of latanoprost treatment was not statistically significant (p = 0.15). Patients with primary open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension showed an 86% and 97% chance of receiving a sufficient IOP reduction with latanoprost (p < 0.01), repectively. The initial mean IOP reduction was maintained throughout the 2 years of treatment.
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2002. Vol. 47, no S1, 65-76 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-90324DOI: 10.1016/S0039-6257(02)00301-6PubMedID: 12204702OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-90324DiVA: diva2:162636