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Efficacy and tolerability of preservative-free tafluprost 0.0015% in Korean patients with glaucoma

Authors Hwang YH

Received 5 November 2013

Accepted for publication 8 November 2013

Published 18 December 2013 Volume 2014:8 Pages 71—72

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S57089

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Young Hoon Hwang

Department of Ophthalmology, Konyang University, Kim's Eye Hospital, Myung-Gok Eye Research Institute, Seoul, Korea

I read with interest the article entitled "Preservative-free tafluprost in the treatment of naive patients with glaucoma and ocular hypertension" by Lanzl et al.1 I have also experienced similar treatment outcomes in Korean patients. In Korea, preservative-free tafluprost (Taflotan-S; Santen Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd, Osaka, Japan) was introduced to the ophthalmic market in October 2012. Thus far, no data have been published on the efficacy and tolerability of preservative-free tafluprost in Korean patients. Thus, I investigated the intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering efficacy and safety of preservative-free tafluprost in treatment-naïve Korean patients with glaucoma.

View original paper by Lanzl and colleagues.

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