New Directions in Glaucoma Therapy — Introductory Speech at the Metipranolol Symposium

  • H.-J. Merté
Conference paper


An effective medicamentous glaucoma therapy with its unchanged principle of parasympathomimetic action has been at our disposal for more than 100 years. In the course of the decades there have been additions and modifications to our therapeutic choice of preparations but still those first substances introduced then have asserted their prominent position up to our times. This applies particularly to Pilocarpine. No matter what the principle of action, none of the medicaments introduced since then to reduce pressure has in all these years succeeded in ousting the parasympathomimetic agents in general and Pilocarpine in particular.


Blocking Agent Therapeutic Choice Prominent Position Diverse Property Optimum Substance 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • H.-J. Merté
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  1. 1.Eye Infirmary and Outpatient Eye Clinic rechts der IsarTechnical UniversityMunichFederal Republic of Germany

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