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A double blind comparison of guanethidine-and-adrenaline drops with 1% adrenaline alone in chronic simple glaucoma.
  1. K B Mills and
  2. A E Ridgway

    Abstract

    We present the results of a double-blind trial comparing the efficacy of a single dose combination of guanethidine 3% and adrenaline 0.5% with that of adrenaline 1% alone in reducing the intraocular pressure of eyes suffering from chronic open-angle glaucoma. The mean fall in ocular tension with the combined therapy was 10.67 mmHg, and with adrenaline 1% 6.31 mmHg, 24 hours after the commencement of phasing. The combined drop produced satisfactory control of ocular tension in all cases. These results indicate that a combined drop of guanethidine 3% and adrenaline 0.5% is a promising topical therapy for the control of chronic open-angle glaucoma.

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