A Potential Breakthrough in the Treatment of Glaucoma

Three related news items caught my attention last week. They had to do with the medical treatment of glaucoma.

The first item noted that patients don’t properly use their prescription eyedrops in treating elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). Dr. Ari Weitzer, writing in his Eye Doc News Blog, noted that a retrospective hospital study in a recent issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology said that after 1 year, only 22% of patients were adhering to their glaucoma treatment regimen and putting drops in their eyes – and this dropped to 11% after 3 years. It turned out that this was (Read more...)

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