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A 55-year-old male asked:

Which one is better to lower ocular pressure in open angle glaucoma. 5 mg amlodipine (calcium channel blocker) or 5 mg bystoilc ( beta blocker).?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Beta Blocker: The effect is minor, but if your cardiologist is considering either one as equal for your blood pressure or heart condition a beta blocker will boost the eye drops just a little bit.
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 10 years experience
Both/neither: They both "help" but neither is considered a primary treatment for glaucoma.
Dr. Donny Reeves
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Neither: Most medications used to treat high blood pressure are not indicated in the treatment of open angle glaucoma.
Last updated Jul 26, 2017

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