Ophthalmology Poster Session
Moretti, M. (Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Bologna, Italy)
Versura, P. (Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Bologna, Italy)
Rossi, A. (Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Bologna, Italy)
Torreggiani, A. (Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Bologna, Italy)
Purpose : To assess the effects of Carteolol, a beta-blocker with ISA, on intraocular pressure, visual field and orbital blood circulation in eyes with chronic open angle glaucoma (COAG). Methods : We studied 30 patients (20 males and 10 females) aged 53 to 68 yrs. (mean 63.4 yrs) affected by COAG. Patients were assigned to a treatment group in a random, double masked fashion. Patients in group A were treated with Timolol 0.5% and in group B with Carteolol 2% in both eyes, twice daily. Patients examinations included pneumotonometry, authomatic perimetry and Color Doppler Imaging (CDI) by an Asynchronous-Hitachi analyzer with a 7.5 MHz linear probe in the ophthalmic artery and posterior ciliary arteries, before and after 18 months of therapy. Results : After 18 months of therapy, a reduction of resistence index was observed in patients treated with carteolol, in the posterior ciliary arteries (p < 0.001) with an improvement of MD (p < 0.002) and CPSD (p < 0.002) indexes of the authomatic perimetry. Conclusions : Carteolol 2% decreases the intraocular pressure to a lower extent than timolol 0.5%, but its effects on the visualt field and CDI indexes are better than timolol 0.5%.
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|Cellini, M.; Moretti, M.; Versura, P.; Rossi, A.; Torreggiani, A.; (1998). Influence of Carteolol and Timolol on Visual Field and Ocular Blood Flow in Patients with Glaucoma. Presented at INABIS '98 - 5th Internet World Congress on Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University, Canada, Dec 7-16th. Available at URL http://www.mcmaster.ca/inabis98/ophthalmology/cellini0571/index.html|
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