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August 1985

Clinical Experience With Timolol in Childhood Glaucoma

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(8):1163-1165. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050080075024

• We studied 67 patients (100 eyes) with childhood glaucoma who were treated with timolol maleate. Thirty of these patients (40 eyes) did not require additional surgery or medications after being treated with timolol (follow-up, from six to 60 months). Thirty-one eyes (78%) in this group had a pressure drop; 18 eyes (45%) had a pressure drop of greater than 10 mm Hg. We conclude that timolol is effective in the treatment of pediatric glaucoma, although there is a need to be aware of its potential complications.