Current considerations in the treatment of glaucoma

Edward M. DeSimone, Brett A. Pietig

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Abstract

Glaucoma is a disorder of the eyes that can lead to blindness. Its incidence increases with age. While there is no cure, numerous topical medications are used to reduce the elevated intraocular pressure seen in patients. Topical prostaglandin analogues and beta-blockers are the most commonly used medications. Pharmacists can be effective partners in the treatment of glaucoma by monitoring adherence, counseling patients on the proper use of eyedrops, and recommending preservative-free or combination products when problems arise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages39-44
Number of pages6
Volume40
No6
Specialist publicationU.S. Pharmacist
StatePublished - 2015

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Synthetic Prostaglandins
Ophthalmic Solutions
Glaucoma
Monitoring
Blindness
Patient Compliance
Intraocular Pressure
Pharmacists
Counseling
Incidence
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy

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Current considerations in the treatment of glaucoma. / DeSimone, Edward M.; Pietig, Brett A.

In: U.S. Pharmacist, Vol. 40, No. 6, 2015, p. 39-44.

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DeSimone, Edward M. ; Pietig, Brett A. / Current considerations in the treatment of glaucoma. In: U.S. Pharmacist. 2015 ; Vol. 40, No. 6. pp. 39-44.
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