Does a Modest Reduction in Intraocular Pressure Slow Vision Loss in Glaucoma Patients?

August 11, 2010

According to an article appearing yesterday on MedPage Today, a Canadian study has demonstrated that a modest reduction in intraocular pressure resulted in a significant slowing of visual field loss in patients with progressive glaucoma. Specifically, a 20% decrease in median intraocular pressure from 18 mm Hg to 14.8 mm Hg led to a reduction in rate of progression by a factor of three. Researchers noted that the slowed progression would be most clinically significant for younger patients.

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