Clinical Ocular Toxicology

1st Edition

Drug-Induced Ocular Side Effects

Print ISBN: 9781416046738
eBook ISBN: 9781437719673
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 12th June 2008
Page Count: 384


Written by international authorities in ocular toxicology, including the Founder of The National Registry of Drug-Induced Side Effects and its current Director, this essential resource provides the clinically relevant information you need to effectively diagnose and manage herbal, chemical, and drug-related ocular problems. Comprehensive coverage of all drugs’ generic and trade drug names, primary uses, ocular and systemic side effects, and clinical significance make this book - like its best-selling predecessor, Drug-Induced Ocular Side Effects - the ideal reference for quick, on-the-spot consultation.

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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