Multiple measurements needed to determine efficacy of IOP-lowering therapy

SAN FRANCISCO — Because IOP measurements are a “moving target,” glaucoma specialists have yet to agree on the best way of assessing the therapeutic effect of ocular hypotensive therapy, according to a presenter here.“We can’t make decisions based on single pressure measurements,” Anthony D. Realini, MD, MPH, said at the American Glaucoma Society annual meeting. Rather, several pre-treatment measurements and several on-treatment measurements are needed in order to decipher meaningful trends in IOP behavior.

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