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Original paperProtective effect on visual functions of long-term use of trimetazidine in treatment of primary open angle glaucoma and degenerative myopia

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Author(s): Michał S. Nowak | Katarzyna Wybór | Roman Goś | Alicja Zeman-Miecznik | Arleta Waszczykowska | Mirosław Pastuszka | Anna Kłysik | Agnieszka Gajdowska

Journal: Archives of Medical Science
ISSN 1734-1922

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 152;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: primary open angle glaucoma | degenerative myopia | trimetazidine | ischemia

ABSTRACT
Introduction: The purpose of the study was to evaluate selected visual parameters in the group of patients undergoing long-term treatment with trimetazidine as an adjuvant therapy for primary open angle glaucoma and degenerative myopia.Material and methods: Thirty patients, including 20 patients with advanced primary open angle glaucoma (40 eyes) and 10 patients with severe degenerative myopia (20 eyes), were treated with trimetazidine 20 mg twice a day. We excluded from the study patients with: systemic hypertension and/or diabetes, cataract, history of chronic and recurrent severe inflammatory eye disease and smokers. Patients with primary open angle glaucoma were taking various ocular hypotensive drops topically. Ophthalmic examination has been performed before administration of trimetazidine and then every month. Visual acuity, contrast sensitivity test (Pelli-Robson test), glare test, color vision (Farnsworth-Munsell test) and visual field were recorded. Follow-up period was 6 months. For statistical analysis paired Student’s t- test (p
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