Should a prostaglandin agent be used as initial monotherapy?

April 1, 2003

Not long after topical timolol was introduced in 1978, it became one of the most widely prescribed glaucoma medications in the world. Although timolol is considered to be the most significant therapeutic advance in the medical treatment of glaucoma in the 20th century, the 1994 introduction of prostaglandin analogs for glaucoma treatment in Japan marked the end of timolol's domination.