Current status of medication for glaucoma in a university hospital Satoko Kokuzawa 1 , Yuji Kondo 1 , Tetsuya Yamamoto 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol,Gifu Univ Grad Sch of Med pp.1679-1684
Published Date 2006/9/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410100937
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Abstract. Purpose:To report the current status of medication prescribed to glaucoma patients. Object and Method:This retrospective study was made on 265 eyes of 265 patients who visited glaucoma clinic of Gifu University Hospital during May 2003. The series comprised 131 males and 134 females. The ages ranged from 26 to 90 years,average 62 years. There were normal-tension glaucoma 148 cases,primary open-angle glaucoma 98 eyes,and capsular glaucoma 19 cases. Results:The prescribed medication comprised prostaglandin-related compounds 230 cases,beta-blockers 155 cases,carbonic anhydrase inhibitors 74 cases,alpha-blockers 27 cases,symphathomimetics 22 cases,and parasympathomimetics or miotics 20 cases. One drug alone was prescribed in 103 cases(39%),two in 87 cases(33%),three in 53 cases(20%),four in 18 cases(7%),and five in 4 cases(1.5%). Conclusion:Latanoprost and beta-blockers were most frequently prescribed medications for chronic glaucoma. Majority of patients were receiving three or less medications.

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