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M. Kass, J. Beiser, D. Herman, K. Lamping, J. Soltau, M. Gordon; Is There an Association of Topical Ocular Hypotensive Medication With Lens Opacification And Visual Function?: Evidence From the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study (OHTS) . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2005;46(13):2448.
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To determine if topical ocular hypotensive medication is associated with lens opacification and/or decreased visual function. We compared participants in the observation group to those the medication group using the last data prior to June, 2002 for: a. cataract surgery or combined cataract/filtering surgery, b. best corrected ETDRS visual acuity, c. mean deviation and foveal threshold from Humphrey visual fields. After June 2002, topical medication was offered to participants in the observation group. Masked LOCS III gradings were conducted between March 2003 and October 2004.
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