Prostaglandin analogue punctum plug potential alternative to drops

NEW ORLEANS — A study evaluating the efficacy of a punctum plug containing travoprost showed that it provided therapeutic benefit lasting at least 60 days, according to a poster presented here at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. Robert J. Noecker, MD, and colleagues sought to evaluate plug retention and mean IOP change from baseline in 36 eyes of 20 patients at two sites in South Africa, according to the poster.

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