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Systematic Review

Source: The Cochrane Collaborative

Last Reviewed: October 2007

Workgroups: Vision Workgroup

In this Cochrane systematic review, the Cochrane Collaborative found evidence to support the current practice of giving topical medicines to lower intraocular pressure and protect the visual field in people with ocular hypertension. The studies in the review included people with ocular hypertension or open angle glaucoma. Researchers found weak evidence that beta-blockers specifically have a beneficial effect. 

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Vass, C., Hirn, C., Sycha, T., Findl, O., Sacu, S., Bauer, P., & Schmetterer, L. (2007). Medical interventions for primary open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2007 (4). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003167.pub3.