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In open angle glaucoma in general which eye drop is prescribed most frequently as treatment?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Prostaglandin block

Currently the most common eyedrop for glaucoma is one of the prostaglandin inhibitors such as latanoprost (xalatan) and its imitators suchs as Lumigan and travatan.
Investigators are on the lookout for better ones and if so, ophthalmologists may find a new number one.

In brief: Prostaglandin block

Currently the most common eyedrop for glaucoma is one of the prostaglandin inhibitors such as latanoprost (xalatan) and its imitators suchs as Lumigan and travatan.
Investigators are on the lookout for better ones and if so, ophthalmologists may find a new number one.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Any of this medication you only need one drop daily at bettime
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology

In brief: Prostaglandin analog

Dr. Bensinger is correct in the drops latanoprost and its imitators as the first choice in therapy.
But they are actually prostaglandin analogs not inhibitors. For example latanoprost is a prostaglandin f(2alpha). A minority of doctors still use beta blockers like timolol as first choice and if it controls the iop and octs remain stable they are ok.

In brief: Prostaglandin analog

Dr. Bensinger is correct in the drops latanoprost and its imitators as the first choice in therapy.
But they are actually prostaglandin analogs not inhibitors. For example latanoprost is a prostaglandin f(2alpha). A minority of doctors still use beta blockers like timolol as first choice and if it controls the iop and octs remain stable they are ok.
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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