Submit Manuscript  

Article Details


Glaucoma Drug Therapy in Pregnancy: Literature Review and Teratology Information Service (TIS) Case Series

[ Vol. 13 , Issue. 1 ]

Author(s):

  Pages 3 - 11 ( 9 )

Abstract:


Background: There are many contradictions about pregnancy and fetal/neonatal outcomes after topical use of timolol alone or timolol in combination with other antiglaucoma medications.

Methods: Seventy-five pregnant women exposed to antiglaucoma medications were followed prospectively by phone interviews. 27 women used timolol as monotherapy, 48 women used timolol as a part of multidrug therapy. We selected a control group of 187 healthy pregnant women.

Results: Topical use of timolol alone or timolol in combination with other antiglaucoma medications does not influence pregnancy or fetal/neonatal outcomes.

Conclusion: Beta-blocker is the first choice treatment for glaucoma in pregnancy but, when necessary, multidrug therapy should not to be excluded.

Keywords:

Congenital anomalies, drugs, glaucoma, pregnancy, prenatal diagnosis, Teratology Information Service (TIS).

Graphical Abstract:



Read Full-Text article