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Rezaee R, Almasi-Hashiani A, Falahati J, Khalili A. The Effects of Timolol and Latanoprost vs. Timolol and Dorzolamide on Intraocular Pressure in Open Angle Glaucoma Patients. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2014; 17 (8) :1-8
URL: http://amuj.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-2965-en.html
Assistant Proessor, Department of Ophthalmology, Arak University of Medical sciences, Arak, Iran , dr_rezarezaei85@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (3963 Views)

Background: Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness and it is one of the main causes of irreversible blindness. Multi-drug regimens usually recommended in reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with glaucoma. This study was aimed to compare the effect of combination therapy with Timolol and Latanoprost vs. Timolol and Dorzolamide in reducing IOP in patients with open-angle glaucoma.

Materials and Methods: In this blind randomized clinical trial study, 60 eyes with glaucoma were randomly assigned to two treatment groups including Timolol and Latanoprost vs. Timolol and Dorzolamide. Required variables were measured before and 6 weeks after the intervention. The data was analyzed by running the Stata software (version 12) at a significance level of 0.05.

Results: The mean age in groups of Timolol-Latanoprost and Timolol and Dorzolamide was 72.6 and 67.6 years old, respectively. Analysis of the data revealed that there was no significant difference between groups in terms of intraocular pressure (IOP), visual acuity and cup to disc ratio.

Conclusion: According to our findings, there were no statistical significant differences in the IOP lowering effect between both treatments in open angle glaucoma patients.

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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: Surgery
Received: 2014/05/24 | Accepted: 2014/10/22 | Published: 2014/10/22

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