A 59-year-old female asked:
My sister diagnosed as open angle glaucoma suspect in 1 eye has been given cosopt. is this drop unusual as a first line treatment?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Olivia Liaoanswered
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Not unusual: But there are other medications that are prescribed more as first line agent. I also tend to watch suspects and only treat if they actually demonstrate glaucoma.
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Dr. Jon Fishburnanswered
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
No: No. There are several excellent choices to initiate treatment. It's important to consider the patient's health, allergies, side effect concerns prior to selecting antiglaucoma medication. Also important is the desired iop lowering. With cosopt, you will get about 30% iop reduction, which is similar to prostaglandin analogues. I'm curious about "suspect" glaucoma diagnosis ; start of treatment...
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Last updated Jul 14, 2019
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