Delaying treatment of ocular hypertension: the ocular hypertension treatment study.

@article{Kass2010DelayingTO,
  title={Delaying treatment of ocular hypertension: the ocular hypertension treatment study.},
  author={Michael A. Kass and Mae O. Gordon and Feng Gao and Dale K Heuer and Eve J. Higginbotham and Chris A. Johnson and John Keltner and J. Philip Miller and Richard K. Parrish and Mark R. Wilson},
  journal={Archives of ophthalmology},
  year={2010},
  volume={128 3},
  pages={276-87}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the safety and efficacy of earlier vs later treatment in preventing primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in individuals with ocular hypertension. METHODS One thousand six hundred thirty-six individuals with intraocular pressure (IOP) from 24 to 32 mm Hg in 1 eye and 21 to 32 mm Hg in the fellow eye were randomized to observation or to topical ocular hypotensive medication. Median time of treatment in the medication group was 13.0 years. After a median of 7.5 years without… CONTINUE READING
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