Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics

A Primary Care Guide


  • Michael Doughty, BSc, MSc, PhD, FAAO(Diplomate), Professor of Ocular Pharmacology and Physiology, Department of Vision Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK Professor of Ocular Pharmacology and Physiology

A unique synthesis of a pharmacology textbook and practical guide, based on a highly successful series published in Optician, this book will be invaluable to all optometrists and dispensing opticians.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2000
  • Imprint: BH OPTICIAN
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-4520-1

Table of Contents

An introduction: The issues surrounding the future expansion of the optometrists' role in ocular therapeutics in the UK; Legislation, legal aspects of medicine use and medicine types; Anatomy, neurophysiology and neuropharmacology of the eye; Neuropharmacology of the central and autonomic nervous system; Ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, their formulation and use; Medication-related adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and the anterior eye tissues; Vasodilation and inflammation of the anterior surface and its management; Medication-related adverse drug reactions (ADRs) - extra and intraocular muscles; Anti-infective drugs for ophthalmic use in primary eye care; Ophthalmic corticosteroids: management of the ocular inflammatory response; Systemic medications, intraocular pressure and the medical management of open-angle glaucoma; Appendix - UK-marketed pharmaceuticals relevant to management of ocular diseases