A comparison of the efficacy of betaxolol and timolol in ocular hypertension with or without adrenaline.

@article{Clark1989ACO,
  title={A comparison of the efficacy of betaxolol and timolol in ocular hypertension with or without adrenaline.},
  author={Julia B Clark and Anne Marie Brooks and Colin Alex Harper and Nick Mantzioros and William E Gillies},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1989},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={173-7}
}
Betaxolol hydrochloride, a selective beta 1-adrenergic blocker, is claimed to be less likely to aggravate chronic obstructive airways disease than timolol maleate, a nonselective beta-blocker. It is not clear which drug is more effective in lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) and how each acts in combination with topical adrenaline. To assess this we conducted a randomised clinical trial on ocular hypertensive patients. Both betaxolol and timolol produced a significant fall in IOP though not in… CONTINUE READING

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