Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750645201, 9780702038204

Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics

1st Edition

A Primary Care Guide

Authors: Michael Doughty
eBook ISBN: 9780702038204
Paperback ISBN: 9780750645201
Published Date: 19th December 2000
Page Count: 132

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This is the third volume in the series based on a popular and well-received set of articles published in Optician magazine, and thoroughly updated to incorporate the latest drug information. It is comprehensive in its coverage of all issues relating to ocular therapeutics -- from record keeping for patient medications through to the basic pharmacology of drug delivery to the eye; systemic medications and drugs with their indications and contraindications for use.

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


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About the Author

Michael Doughty

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Ocular Pharmacology and Physiology, Department of Vision Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK Professor of Ocular Pharmacology and Physiology