Key Features

  • Leaders in the field provide need-to-know information on all aspects of ocular toxicology—all in one concise reference.
  • Data from the National Registry of Drug Induced Ocular Side-Effects (Casey Eye Institute, Portland, OR) and the World Health Organization (Uppsala, Sweden) help you recognize and avoid drug-induced ocular side effects.
  • A highly templated format makes retrieval of essential knowledge quick and easy.
  • A wealth of full-color photographs provide vivid, visual diagnostic guidance.
  • The latest information on approved medications helps you stay up to date and provide state-of-the-art care.
  • Extensive coverage of principles of therapy, ocular drug delivery, methods to evaluate drug-induced visual side effects, and the role of electrophysiology and psychophysics gives you the knowledge you need to manage any challenge in ocular toxicology
  • Authoritative guidance on ocular drugs and their use in pregnancy helps you safely manage the unique needs of these patients.
  • The inclusion of the WHO classification system helps you determine whether a particular side effect is certain, probable, or likely to occur.

Table of Contents

Instructions to Users

1 Principles of Therapy, Focke Ziemssen, MD, Manfred Zierhut, MD

2 Ocular Drug Delivery and Ocular Toxicology, Frederick T. “Fritz” Fraunfelder, MD

3 Methods to Evaluate Drug-Induced Visual Side Effects, Wiley A. Chambers, MD

4 Electrophysiology testing in Ocular Toxicology, Eberhart Zrenner, MD

5 National Registry of Drug-Induced Ocular Side Effects, Frederick W. “Rick” Fraunfelder, MD, Frederick T. “Fritz” Fraunfelder, MD

6 Herbal Medicines and Dietary Supplements - An Overview Frederick W. “Rick” Fraunfelder, MD

7 Drug-Induced Ocular Side Effects

Section 1 – Anti-Infectives

* AIDS-Related Agents * Amebicides * Antihelmintics * Antibiotics * Antifungal Agents * Antileprosy Agents * Antimalarial Agents * Antiprotozoal Agents * Antitubercular Agents

Section 2 – Agents Affecting the Central Nervous System

* Analeptics * Anorexiants * Antianxiety Agents * Anticonvulsants * Antidepressants * Antipsychotic Agents * Psychedelic Agents * Sedatives and Hypnotics

Section 3 – Analgesics, Narcotic Antagonists, and Agents Used to Treat Arthritis

* Agents Used to Treat Gout * Antirheumatic Agents * Mild Analgesics * Narcotic Antagonists* Strong Analgesics

Section 4 – Agents Used in Anesthesia

* Adjuncts to Anesthesia * General Anesthesia* Local Anesthetics * Therapeutic Gases

Section 5 – Gastrointestinal Agents

* Agents Used to Treat Acid Peptic Disorders * Antacids * Antiemetics * Antilipidemic Agents * Antispasmodics * Gastrointestinal and Urinary Tract Stimulants

Section 6 – Cardiac, Vascular and Renal Agents

* Agents Used to Treat Migraine * Antianginal Agents * Antiarrythmic Agents * Antihypertensive Agents * Bronchodilators * Diuretics * Osmotics * Peripheral Vasodilators * Vasopressors



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About the authors

Frederick Fraunfelder

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, USA; (Kelly)

Frederick Fraunfelder

Affiliations and Expertise

Roy E. Mason and Elizabeth Patee Mason Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Mason Eye Institute, University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO, USA