Therapeutic rationale for normal-tension glaucoma

Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 1995 Apr;6(2):67-70. doi: 10.1097/00055735-199504000-00011.


Three problems exist when assessing the effectiveness of treatment for normal-tension glaucoma. Firstly, it is a common type of primary open-angle glaucoma. Secondly, the extent to which it is a pressure-sensitive disease remains to be seen. Thirdly, it is possible that normal-tension glaucoma is a collection of different disease entities. This review will look at the therapeutic options available for treatment and divide them into these which attempt to moderate IOP, and those which attempt to alter blood flow.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acidosis
  • Adrenergic beta-Antagonists / therapeutic use
  • Blood Pressure
  • Calcium Channel Blockers / therapeutic use
  • Carbon Dioxide / therapeutic use
  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure*
  • Lisinopril / therapeutic use
  • Optic Nerve / blood supply
  • Regional Blood Flow / drug effects


  • Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
  • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Lisinopril