Opthalmic Agents

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  1. How do Beta-Blocker agents work?
    Decrease production of aqueous humor - reducing intraocular pressure
  2. Beta-Blockers end in what?
  3. What so the following drugs do?
    Betaxolol (Betoptic)
    Carteolol (Ocupress)
    Metipranolol (OptiPranolo)
    Timolol (Timoptic)
    Beta-Blockers, they reduce ocular pressure be reducing production aqueous humor in the eye
  4. Using systemic beta-lockers with high dose ophthalmic beta-blockers may result in what?
    additive effects of one or both drugs.
  5. The use of Verapamil with ______ may result in _________.
    Ophthalmic beta-blockers  may result in Asystole
  6. How do Prostaglandin Agonists work to treat glaucoma?
    • Reduce intraocular pressure by increasing outflow of aqueous fluid
    • Increase uveoscleral outflow of fluid
  7. Change in eye color is a side effect of what agent?
    • Prostaglandin Agonists
    • hazel, green, or bluish brown eyes may become BROWN permanently
  8. What type of drugs end in "zolamide"?
    Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors

    (nonbacteriostatic sulfonamides)
  9. How do Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors work?
    Reduce amount of fluid produced in the eyes
  10. Dorwsiness, confusion
    Transient myopia, tinnitus 
    Anrexia, vomiting, diarrhea 

    are side/adverse effects of what drugs?
    Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors
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Opthalmic Agents
2013-04-21 21:23:55
Ophthalmis Agents

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