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Title: Bimatoprost/timolol fixed combination versus latanoprost in treatment-naïve glaucoma patients at high risk of progression: a pilot study.
Author: Gutierrez Díaz, Esperanza
Silva Cotta, Jose
Muñoz Negrete, Francisco J.
Gutierrez Ortiz, Consuelo
Morgan Warren, Robert J.
Maltman, John
Millá, Elena
GIFT study group
Keywords: Glaucoma
Terapèutica oftalmològica
Ophthalmological therapeutics
Issue Date: 10-Apr-2014
Publisher: Dove Medical Press
Abstract: Objective To compare a fixed combination of 0.03% bimatoprost and 0.5% timolol (BTFC) with latanoprost monotherapy (LM) in treatment-naïve patients with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) and risk factors for glaucomatous progression. Methods Patients were enrolled at 15 sites in Spain and Portugal, and were randomized 1:1 to BTFC or LM. Patients instilled one drop of medication once per day at 8 pm for 12 weeks. The primary outcome was change in intraocular pressure (IOP) at 12 weeks. Results Of 81 patients enrolled, 43 were randomized to BTFC and 38 to LM. Mean (SD) change in IOP from baseline to 12 weeks was significantly greater for BTFC than for LM: −13.5 mmHg (4.48) versus −11.4 mmHg (3.19), respectively (P=0.003). Similarly, at 12 weeks, significantly more BTFC patients than LM patients had IOP reductions of ≥40% (74.4% versus 47.4%, P=0.015) or ≥50% (46.5% versus 15.8%, P=0.003). Adverse events were more frequent with BTFC than with LM (33 versus 13 events), but most were mild in severity. The only serious adverse event (colon cancer) was adjudged unrelated to the study medication. Conclusion BTFC was effective and well tolerated in treatment-naïve patients with OAG at high risk of progression
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It is part of: Clinical Ophthalmology, 2014, vol. 8, p. 725-732
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ISSN: 1177-5467
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