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Ophthalmic Drugs

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Uses

Completely updated and revised, this classic book provides the essential information on ocular therapeutics for the modern optometrist. Retaining all the features that made previous editions so popular, the new fifth edition continues to provide a basic grounding in pharmacological principles and drug types, before moving on to illustrate the scope of ocular therapeutics in the management of common acute conditions affecting the anterior segment of the eye. Throughout the text there are numerous new clinical notes and ready-reference tables, making for greater ease of use than ever before.


Published: October 2006

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-8864-2


  • I General Principles

    1 General pharmacological principles
    2 Ocular autonomic innervation
    3 Basic microbiology
    4 Ophthalmic dosage forms
    5 Factors affecting the choice of diagnostic drugs

    II Diagnostic Drugs and Products used in Optometry

    6 Cycloplegics
    7 Mydriatics
    8 Miotics
    9 Local anaesthetics
    10 Stains
    11 Contact lens solutions

    III Therapeutic Drugs and their Uses

    12 Drugs for the treatment of infections
    13 Anti-inflammatory agents
    14 Drugs for the treatment of glaucoma
    15 Artificial tears and ocular lubricants
    16 Indications and contra-indications for ophthalmic drugs
    17 Ocular first aid

    IV Adverse Effects

    18 Drug interactions
    19 Adverse ocular reactions to systemic drug treatment

    Appendix UK Law


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