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March 1973

Echothiophate, Pilocarpine, and Open-Angle Glaucoma

Author Affiliations

From the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(3):190-192. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040192005

In 44 patients with open-angle glaucoma under treatment with echothiophate, tensions were compared with and without simultaneous treatment with pilocarpine. In most cases, echothiophate is as effective alone as in combination with pilocarpine. This finding is described with reference to current views on the nature of the cholinergic receptor.