Healthcare and Medicine Reference
In-Depth Information
Prostaglandins Analogue
The prostaglandins analogues (Pgs) (latanoprost, bimatoprost, travatoprost,
tafl uprost) are very effective in decreasing IOP 25-30% by increasing uveal-
scleral outfl ow (Zimmerman 2000). One of their main advantages over other
treatments is that this drug needs to be instilled only once a day. This is
very important for the patient's compliance.
However they were not recommended as the fi rst line glaucoma
therapy at the beginning of their ophthalmic use, because of their side
effects (Zimmerman 2000), however they are now accepted worldwide and
prescribed to begin a glaucoma treatment. Some of the problems with Pgs
analogues are ocular redness ( Fig. 2 ), stinging and burning, the possibility
of the iris color changing (change from a light to darker iris), ( Fig. 3 ) the
growth of their eyelashes is effected (Feldman 2003).
Figure 2 In this fi gure, a patient with pterigyum in his right eye shows a chronic redness in
both eyes due to prostaglandins analogue treatment (Travatoprost).
Color image of this figure appears in the color plate section at the end of the topic.
Figure 3 After the fi rst month of using prostaglandins analogue (Latanoprost), this patient
asked the ophthalmologist about the eyelashes... principally the new eyelashes in the skin, as it
is possible to see in this fi gure at the bottom of the right and left.
Color image of this figure appears in the color plate section at the end of the topic.
 
 
Search Pocayo ::




Custom Search