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Effectiveness of Pressure Lowering Treatment in Ocular Hypertension and Manifest Open-angle Glaucoma: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Maier P.1, Funk J.1, Schwarzer G. 2, Antes G. 2, Falck-Ytter Y.2
Purpose: Ocular pressure-lowering treatments are widely used in glaucoma prevention, despite the fact that most people with ocular hypertension (OHT) alone, will not develop glaucoma. Interestingly, previous meta-analysis in OHT could not demonstrate a significant treatment effect. Additionally, treatment effectiveness in manifest glaucoma had not been shown in well-designed randomized controlled trials. We reassessed the effectiveness of pressure-lowering treatment in ocular hypertension and open-angle glaucoma.