Does Delaying Drug Treatment of Patients With Ocular Hypertension Increase the Risk of Glaucoma?

March 12, 2010

As reported on MedPage Today, researchers recently found that providing earlier drug treatment to patients with ocular hypertension decreased the risk of glaucoma.

Specifically, among patients at high risk for glaucoma, 28% of those started on topical medication for ocular hypertension developed primary open-angle glaucoma, compared with 40% of those who went untreated for eight years before beginning medication.

Read more about the study on MedPage Today.




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