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Calcium channel blocker use and associated glaucoma and related traits

JAMA Ophthalmology

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: Calcium channel blocker use was adversely associated with glaucoma prevalence in this study of 427,000 adult UK Biobank participants, suggesting that calcium channel blockers may represent an important modifiable risk factor for glaucoma, potentially through an intraocular pressure–independent mechanism. 

Authors: Alan Kastner, M.D., M.Sc., of the Moorfields Eye Hospital National Health Service Foundation Trust and University College London Institute of Ophthalmology in London, is the corresponding author.

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