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an agent applied topically to the conjunctiva in treatment of open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
latanoprostXalatan™ Ophthalmology An agent used to ↓ intraocular pressure in Pts with 1º and 2º glaucoma. See Glaucoma.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
latanoprostA PROSTAGLANDIN drug used in the form of eye drops oncee daily to control intraocular pressure in chronic simple GLAUCOMA.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
Drugs used in the treatment of open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. At specific dosages they lower the intraocular pressure (IOP), supposedly by increasing the outflow of aqueous humour via the uveoscleral pathway. Common agents include latanoprost, travoprost, bimatoprost (a synthetic prostamide structurally related to prostaglandin) and unoprostone isopropyl. Bimatoprost reduces IOP by increasing the uveoscleral outflow as well as the trabecular outflow.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann