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Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology


To study the comparison of efficacy and side effect profile of bimatoprost 0.03% versus fixed combination timolol 0.5% and dorzolamide 2% in patients with primary open angle glaucoma or ocular hyperte


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Author Details: Ramandeep Kaur, Sachin Walia, Harsimran Singh, Navreet Kaur

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2395-1451

Print ISSN : 2395-1443

Article First Page : 174

Article End Page : 177


Abstract

Aims: To study IOP lowering efficacy and side effect profile of bimatoprost 0.03% versus fixed combination timolol 0.5% and dorzolamide 2%.
Settings and Design: Prospective, open, randomized, parallel group, comparative study, 100 patients of POAG/ocular hypertension with moderate glaucomatous damage attending the outpatient department of ophthalmology, at our institute were included.
Materials and Methods: The patients were randomly assigned to one of the two treatment groups, each having a sample size of 50 patients. Group 1 instilled 1 drop of Bimatoprost 0.03%at 8 p.m. (once daily) for 12 weeks and Group 2 instilled 1 drop of fixed drug combination of timolol 0.5% and dorzolamide 2% at 8a.m. and 1 drop at 8p.m. for 12 weeks. All the patients were subjected to the detailed ocular examination following examination and tests at baseline, 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 12 weeks after starting the study treatment.
Results: Both the groups showed comparable IOP reductions in the patients. There was no statistically significant difference in the mean IOP reduction among the two groups’ at all follow-up visits. The most frequently reported adverse effect was conjunctival hyperaemia in bimatoprost group and burning, stinging sensation in eyes and taste perversion in the DTFC group.
Conclusion: Bimatoprost can be used as a long term monotherapy agent in the treatment of POAG and ocular hypertension providing good efficacy with an easy dosing regimen and without much side effects.

Keywords:
Bimatoprost, Timolol dorzolamide, Primary open angle glaucoma, Ocular hypertension