Use of latanoprost in the treatment of glaucoma associated with Sturge-Weber syndrome.


Journal Article

PURPOSE: To determine if latanoprost reduces intraocular pressure in eyes with glaucoma associated with Sturge-Weber syndrome. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study in which eyes with uncontrolled intraocular pressure associated with Sturge-Weber syndrome were treated with latanoprost 0.005% once daily. All eyes were already receiving at least two other antiglaucoma medications. Intraocular pressure was measured at baseline and after treatment for at least 1 month. All intraocular pressure measurements were taken within 24 hours of drug instillation. RESULTS: Six eyes of six patients received latanoprost. Two (28%) of the six eyes demonstrated an intraocular pressure decrease that averaged 8.8 mm Hg. These two responders had juvenile onset glaucoma, whereas the four nonresponders had congenital onset glaucoma. CONCLUSIONS: Latanoprost may significantly reduce intraocular pressure in selected patients with glaucoma associated with Sturge-Weber syndrome.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yang, CB; Freedman, SF; Myers, JS; Buckley, EG; Herndon, LW; Allingham, RR

Published Date

  • October 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 126 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 600 - 602

PubMed ID

  • 9780111

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9780111

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9394(98)00129-9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States