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Prescription eye drops could delay or prevent half of glaucoma cases in African Americans.

Higginbotham E, Gordon M, Beiser J, Drake M, et al. The Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study: Topical medication delays or prevents primary open-angle glaucoma in African American individuals. Archives of Ophthalmology. 2004; 122(6): 813-20. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15197055/

Reference

Title
The Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study: Topical medication delays or prevents primary open-angle glaucoma in African American individuals
Publication
Archives of Ophthalmology
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Higginbotham E, Gordon M, Beiser J, Drake M, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 122, Issue 6
Pages
813-20
URL
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