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Relation between axial length of the eye and hypotensive effect of latanoprost in primary open angle glaucoma
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  1. E Arranz-Marquez,
  2. M A Teus
  1. University of Alcalá, Hospital Oftalmológico Internacional de Madrid
  1. Correspondence to: Dr E Arranz-Marquez Chiquinquira 56, Madrid, Spain; esther-arranzole.com

Abstract

Aims: To study the effect of axial length on the hypotensive effect of latanoprost in primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) in a prospective, observational study.

Methods: The authors measured axial length and baseline intraocular pressure (IOP) of 109 eyes with POAG, and then repeated the IOP measurements at 1, 3, and 6 months after starting treatment with latanoprost.

Results: The mean IOP level was significantly lower in eyes with a shorter axial length compared with the eyes with a longer axial length both at 3 and 6 months of treatment (p = 0.03 and p = 0.04, respectively, ANOVA).

Conclusion: The hypotensive effect resulting from treatment with latanoprost could be related to ocular axial length.

  • axial length
  • glaucoma
  • intraocular pressure
  • latanoprost
  • CACG, chronic angle closure glaucoma
  • IOP, intraocular pressure
  • LAL, long axial length
  • MAL, medium axial length
  • MMP, matrix metalloproteinase
  • POAG, primary open angle glaucoma
  • SAL, short axial length
  • axial length
  • glaucoma
  • intraocular pressure
  • latanoprost
  • CACG, chronic angle closure glaucoma
  • IOP, intraocular pressure
  • LAL, long axial length
  • MAL, medium axial length
  • MMP, matrix metalloproteinase
  • POAG, primary open angle glaucoma
  • SAL, short axial length

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