The Medical Treatment of Open-Angle Glaucoma

Luca Rossetti, Nicola Orzalesi, Alessandro Liberati, Harry A. Quigley

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To the Editor: In his review of open-angle glaucoma (April 15 issue),1 Dr. Quigley concluded that “the available data from clinical studies suggest that there is a significant reduction in the rate of initial injury when eyedrops are used to lower pressure.” We recently completed an overview of all published randomized controlled trials of the medical treatment of open-angle glaucoma,2 and we disagree with this conclusion. Although a large number of such trials (n=102) have been carried out, only a few (8 of 102) have focused on the question of medical treatment for glaucoma with an appropriate study design and…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)735-736
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Sep 2 1993

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