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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

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BLANCO GONZALEZ, Yanileidy et al. Updating on the medical treatment of pediatric glaucoma. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2013, vol.26, suppl.1, pp.605-614. ISSN 0864-2176.

Nowadays, there are few studies that assess safety and effectiveness of hypotensive ocular medications for pediatric glaucomas. Use of drugs to reduce the intraocular pressure (IOP) in children is considered ineffective mainly in congenital primary glaucoma and in associated ocular anomalies. In other types of glaucomas such as juvenile glaucoma unrelated to goniodysgenesis and secondary ones, drug treatment is the initial therapy, but because of adverse reactions and inadequate control, a significant percentage of cases require surgical treatment. An updated literature review was made, with the objective of describing the mechanism of action, dosage and undesirable effects of hypotensive ocular drugs in glaucomatous children.

Keywords : medical treatment; adverse effects; congenital glaucoma.

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