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June 1978

Response to Topical Epinephrine in Chronic Open-Angle Glaucoma

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Drance and Schulzer) and Mathematics (Dr Schulzer), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and the Department of Ophthalmology, McGill University, Montreal (Dr Saheb). Dr Drance is also affiliated with Vancouver General Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(6):1001-1002. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050525004

• The epinephrine pressure reduction was determined in 32 patients with elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) and 18 patients with untreated chronic open-angle glaucoma. The prevalence of responders was 53% of those patients with elevated IOP and 56% in those patients with open-angle glaucoma. This lack of difference between the two groups is suggestive of the need for caution before applying epinephrine in clinical practice as a predictive factor of future field loss.

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