Switching to Preservative-Free Tafluprost/Timolol Fixed-Dose Combination in the Treatment of Open-Angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension: Subanalysis of Data from the VISIONARY Study According to Baseline Monotherapy Treatment

Francesco Oddone (Coresponding Author), James Kirwan, Fernando Lopez-Lopez, The VISIONARY Study Group, Guna Laganovska (Member of the Working Group), Kristine Baumane (Member of the Working Group)

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Abstract

Introduction: The VISIONARY study demonstrated statistically significant intraocular pressure (IOP) reductions with the preservative-free fixed-dose combination of tafluprost 0.0015% and timolol 0.5% (PF tafluprost/timolol FC) in open-angle glaucoma (OAG) or ocular hypertension (OHT) patients, sub-optimally controlled with topical prostaglandin analogue (PGA) or beta-blocker monotherapy. Current subanalyses have examined these data according to the baseline monotherapy. Methods: A European, prospective, observational study included adults (aged ≥ 18 years) with OAG or OHT, who were switched to the PF tafluprost/timolol FC from PGA or beta-blocker monotherapy. Treatment outcomes were reported according to prior monotherapy subgroup: beta-blocker, preserved latanoprost, PF-latanoprost, bimatoprost, tafluprost, and travoprost. Endpoints included the mean change from baseline regarding IOP, conjunctival hyperemia, and corneal fluorescein staining (CFS) at Week 4 and Week 12, and at Month 6. Results: The subanalysis included 577 patients. All prior monotherapy subgroups demonstrated statistically significant IOP reductions from baseline at Week 4, that were maintained through Month 6 (p < 0.001). Mean (SD) IOP change at Month 6 was 6.6 (4.16), 6.3 (4.39), 5.6 (3.67), 4.9 (2.97), 4.6 (4.39), and 4.7 (3.64) mmHg for prior beta-blocker, preserved latanoprost, PF-latanoprost, tafluprost, bimatoprost, and travoprost subgroups, respectively. The largest IOP change was observed in the preserved latanoprost subgroup for each of the ≥ 20%, ≥ 25%, ≥ 30%, and ≥ 35% IOP reduction categories at Month 6, demonstrating respective reductions of 8.06, 9.20, 10.64, and 11.55 mmHg. CFS was significantly reduced at Month 6 in the prior bimatoprost subgroup (p = 0.0013). Conjunctival hyperemia severity was significantly reduced at each study visit for prior preserved latanoprost users (p < 0.001). Conclusion: PF tafluprost/timolol FC therapy provided statistically and clinically significant IOP reductions from Week 4 over the total 6-month period, in patients with OAG/OHT, regardless of the type of prior PGA or beta-blocker monotherapy used. Conjunctival hyperemia severity and CFS decreased significantly in prior bimatoprost and preserved latanoprost users, respectively. Clinical Study Number: European Union electronic Register of Post-Authorization Studies (EU PAS) register number: EUPAS22204.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3501-3521
Number of pages21
JournalAdvances in Therapy
Volume39
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords*

  • Beta-blocker monotherapy
  • Ocular hypertension
  • Open-angle glaucoma
  • Preservative-free topical medication
  • Prostaglandin analogue monotherapy
  • Real-world evidence
  • Tafluprost/timolol fixed-dose combination
  • VISIONARY study

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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