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Effectiveness of Latanoprost (Xalatan™) Monotherapy in Newly Discovered and Previously Medicamentously Treated Primary Open Angle Glaucoma Patients

Josip Pavan
Nikola Štambuk
Tihomir Ćurković
Paško Konjevoda
Doroteja Pavan-Jukić
Marta Gotovac
Ksenija Karaman

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 102 Kb

str. 315-319

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We evaluated the effectiveness of latanoprost (Xalatan™) monotherapy in primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). Latanoprost is a prostaglandin analogue, the pure 15® epimer of 13,14-dihydro-17-phenyl-18,19,20-trinor-PGF2α- isopropyl ester. As a prodrug it is being activated by enzymatic hydrolysis in the cornea after which it becomes active acid of latanoprost. Latanoprost is lowering the intraocular pressure (IOP) by increasing the uveoscleral outflow. In this study, latanoprost was used once daily as monotherapy what offers much better compliance for the patients than other combinations of drugs, preserving good IOP control. Based on the significant reduction of the IOP, measured on
the day 60 of the trial (mean change in IOP was –5.1 mmHg, with 95% confidence interval in range from –5.6 to –4.5), it is concluded that use of latanoprost is advisable when calculating better IOP control, few side-effects and reductions in costs of potential surgical procedures.

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latanoprost, Xalatan™, monotherapy, glaucoma, treatment, effectiveness

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