The purpose of this study was to compare travoprost (TRAV; travoprost 0.004%) and the fixed-combination of dorzolamide/timolol (DTFC; dorzolamide 2.0%/timolol maleate 0.5%) ophthalmic solutions for reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (OAG) or ocular hypertension (OHT).
This was a randomized single masked, study with parallel controls. The TRAV group (n = 29) dosed once daily at 9:00 PM while the DTFC group (n = 27) dosed twice daily at 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM. IOP was measured at baseline, and following 3 weeks and 6 weeks of treatment at 8:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 8:00 PM.
Mean average IOP reductions from baseline during the course of the day were 7.5 (32.7%) and 7.1 (30.7%) mmHg for TRAV and 4.8 (23.1%) and 4.5 (21.7%) mmHg for DTFC at 3 weeks and 6 weeks, respectively. The greater IOP reduction for patients receiving TRAV was statistically significant at both the 3 and 6 week visits when averaged across all four time points (p < 0.01). The two products were well-tolerated over the course of the 6 week study. Some factors such as taste perversion were reported more often in the DTFC group.
Travoprost monotherapy provided better efficacy in terms of IOP reduction and percentage of IOP reduction compared to dorzolamide 2.0%/timolol maleate 0.5% fixed combination.