Subjective symptoms and patient satisfaction after switching from latanoprost to fixed combination of tafluprost/timolol

Chie Sueoka, Hiroki Nii, Hideaki Okumichi, Yoshiaki Kiuchi, Joji Takenaka, Masa Hide Yanagi, Ken Kobayashi, Tetsuya Baba, Takashi Kanamoto, Tomoko Naito, Shunsuke Nakakura, Hitoshi Tabuchi, Yousuke Sugimoto, Takaaki Sasaki

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Purpose: To report subjective symptoms and patient satisfaction after switching from latanoprost monotherapy to fixed combination of tafluprost/timolol. Cases and Method: This study was made on 65 patients with glaucoma. The series comprised 37 males and 28 females. The age ranged from 24 to 87 years, average 68 years. Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) was present in 63 cases and ocular hypertension in 2 cases. All were switched from latanoprost to fixed combination of tafluprost/timolol. They were asked to report, by 12-item questionnaire, regarding subjective symptoms and satisfaction after switching. Results: Subjective symptoms showed tendency to improvement regarding all the items in the questionnaire. Ocular discomfort and photophobia improved significantly after switching. Patient satisfaction was significantly higher while using fixed combination of tafluprost/timolol. Conclusion: Switching from latanoprost monotherapy to fixed combination of tafluprost/timolol was followed by improvement of ocular symptoms and patient satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-537
Number of pages7
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Volume71
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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    Sueoka, C., Nii, H., Okumichi, H., Kiuchi, Y., Takenaka, J., Yanagi, M. H., Kobayashi, K., Baba, T., Kanamoto, T., Naito, T., Nakakura, S., Tabuchi, H., Sugimoto, Y., & Sasaki, T. (2017). Subjective symptoms and patient satisfaction after switching from latanoprost to fixed combination of tafluprost/timolol. Japanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology, 71(4), 531-537.