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Effect of Beclomethasone Nasal Spray on Intraocular Pressure in Ocular Hypertension or Controlled Glaucoma.
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PMID:  21716127     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of 6 weeks administration of beclomethasone nasal spray on intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with ocular hypertension or controlled primary open-angle glaucoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Randomized double-masked controlled trial. Patients were randomized to twice daily beclomethasone versus placebo saline nasal spray. There were a total of 4 study visits: baseline and weeks 2, 4, 6 after starting the spray. Each study visit was at the same time within a 1-hour time window. Primary outcome measure was IOP. Secondary measures included visual acuity, anterior segment changes, patient reported side effects, and compliance. Study endpoint was 6 weeks from the start of treatment or an IOP increase of >20% from baseline. A sample size calculation suggested that 8 patients in each arm would be sufficient to detect a difference of 3.2 mm Hg with a power of 80%. RESULTS: Nineteen consecutive consenting patients completed the study-9 in the steroid arm and 10 in the placebo arm. There were no statistically significant differences between groups in baseline characteristics, IOP at each study visit, or change in IOP from baseline at any time point. At 6 weeks, the change in mean IOP from baseline was +0.50±1.52 versus +0.70±1.44 mm Hg in the steroid and saline nasal spray groups, respectively (P=0.77). CONCLUSIONS: Patients with ocular hypertension and primary open-angle glaucoma showed no evidence of IOP elevation after 6 weeks use of beclomethasone nasal spray.
Darana Yuen; Yvonne M Buys; Ya-Ping Jin; Tariq Alasbali; Graham E Trope
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of glaucoma     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-481X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9300903     Medline TA:  J Glaucoma     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
*Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Toronto Western Hospital †Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences ‡Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada §King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
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