Systematic Review: Comparative effectiveness of treatments for open-angle glaucoma

Source: Ann Intern Med
Area: News
The Annals of Internal Medicine has featured a systematic review comparing the effectiveness of medical, laser, and surgical treatments in adults with open-angle glaucoma with regard to decreasing intraocular pressure and preventing optic nerve damage, vision loss, and visual impairment.   Data from a total of 23 randomised trials, observational studies and systematic reviews were included in this analysis.   The researchers reported that high-level evidence suggests that medical, laser, and surgical treatments decrease intraocular pressure and that medical treatment and trabeculectomy reduce the (Read more...)

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