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Efficacy of preservative-free tafluprost in patients with normal-tension glaucoma previously treated with latanoprost

Authors Sacchi M, Villani E, Nucci P

Received 31 March 2014

Accepted for publication 1 April 2014

Published 15 September 2014 Volume 2014:8 Pages 1855—1858

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S65203

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Matteo Sacchi, Edoardo Villani, Paolo Nucci

University Eye Clinic, San Giuseppe Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

We read with interest the article entitled "Effects of tafluprost treatment for 3 years in patients with normal-tension glaucoma" by Inoue et al.1 In this study, the authors reported the efficacy of tafluprost in naïve patients with normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) over 3 years of follow-up.

The intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering efficacy of tafluprost in NTG has been recently reported by Mizoguchi et al2 and Nakano et al.3

Whereas tafluprost is available in Europe in a preservative-free formulation, the three aforementioned studies1–3 were all carried out in Japan, where tafluprost is on the market as a benzalkonium chloride (BAK)-containing formulation.


View original paper by Inoue and colleagues.

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