The Actions and Uses of Ophthalmic Drugs

The Actions and Uses of Ophthalmic Drugs

3rd Edition - November 6, 1989

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  • Authors: P. H. O'Connor Davies, G. A. Hopkins, R. M. Pearson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483192048

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The Actions and Uses of Ophthalmic Drugs, Third Edition discuses the application and discrimination in the use of ophthalmic drugs. The book reviews the general pharmacological principles including drug nomenclature, pharmacological classification, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and the use of these drugs. Ophthalmic drugs (cycloplegics, mydriatics, miotics) directly or indirectly, stimulate or inhibit a part of the autonomic nervous system connected to the intra-ocular muscles. The text investigates in detail the structure and function of this involuntary nervous system in the orbital region as it is affected by these drugs. The book explains the different drug classifications, their therapeutic and diagnostic purposes, including the ideal properties, indications, contra-indications, mode of action, or adverse effects of cycloplegics, of mydriatics, and of miotics. The book also describes the uses and characteristics of local anesthetics, stains, anti-infective agents, and miscellaneous agents (antihistamines, vasoconstrictors). The text explains the different types of contact lens solutions, application of ocular first aid, as well as, the possible adverse ocular reactions that can occur during ophthalmic drug therapy. This book is suitable for optometrists, pharmacists, pharmacologists, students and professors related to the discipline of optometry and general medicine.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    Preface to the Third Edition

    Preface to the First Edition

    1 General Pharmacological Principles

    2 Ocular Autonomic Innervation and Neurohumoral Transmission

    3 Basic Microbiology

    4 Introduction to Ophthalmic Drugs

    5 Cycloplegics

    6 Mydriatics

    7 Miotics

    8 Local Anesthetics

    9 Stains

    10 Anti-Infective Agents

    11 Miscellaneous Agents

    12 Contact Lens Solutions

    13 Ocular First Aid

    14 Legal Aspects

    15 Drugs Used in Ophthalmology — Anti-Infectives

    16 Drugs Used in Ophthalmology — Anti-Inflammatory Agents

    17 Drugs Used in Ophthalmology — Anti-Glaucoma Drugs

    18 Adverse Ocular Reactions To Drug Therapy


    Color Plate Section Opposite Page


Product details

  • No. of pages: 258
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1989
  • Published: November 6, 1989
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483192048

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P. H. O'Connor Davies

G. A. Hopkins

R. M. Pearson

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