Abstract #86586 Published in IGR 21-2

Fixed-combination topical anti-hypertensive ophthalmic agents

Machen L; Machen L; Razeghinejad R; Myers JS
Expert Opinion in Pharmacotherapy 2020; 21: 1269-1282

INTRODUCTION: Fixed-combination glaucoma medications have altered the paradigm of ocular hypertension and glaucoma treatment and are in widespread use today. A comprehensive review of fixed-combination medications will help educate and inform providers for optimal patient care. AREAS COVERED: In this review, the authors describe the composition, mechanism of action, efficacy, side effects, and safety profile of fixed-combination agents for the treatment of ocular hypertension and glaucoma as well as comparisons between the most frequently prescribed medications. EXPERT OPINION: Fixed-combination therapeutics provide an effective and efficient means of lowering intraocular pressure with comparable side effects and outcomes to constituent parts with lower patient exposure to preservatives and improvement in compliance.

Glaucoma Service, Wills Eye Hospital , Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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11.13 Combination therapy (Part of: 11 Medical treatment)

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