Prostaglandins: a new approach to glaucoma management with a new, intriguing side effect.

Abstract

This introductory overview considers the advantages of a class of local hormones-the prostaglandins (PGs)-for the management of intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma, over agonists and antagonists of neurotransmitters that dominated this field in the 20th century. PGs and PG analogues, in particular esterified prodrug forms of PGF2 alpha, are effective… (More)

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