There continues to be an explosion of research on issues
of pharmacologic relevance to primary eye care delivery.
New ophthalmic formulations are being developed, new
diagnostic methods introduced,and new medications and
delivery systems are available that were unheard of a
decade ago. It is important that these new concepts be
introduced to students and practitioners alike.
(BQ) Part 1 book "Medical pharmacology at a glance" presents the following contents: Principles of drug action, drug absorption, distribution and excretion, drug metabolism, local anaesthetics, autonomic nervous system, autonomic drugs acting at cholinergic synapses, drugs acting on the sympathetic system, ocular pharmacology,... and other contents.
The field of drug therapy is a rapidly changing and somewhat bewildering area to study. In
developing and writing this textbook, we consulted the most up-to-date sources for information
on new drug therapies. No textbook can be complete, especially when it covers an area as vast as
the field of ocular pharmacology and therapeutics. Nonetheless, we have made a conscientious
effort to cover the most important and commonly used medications in a format that is easy to
Diabetes mellitus and its complications are clinical conditions of growing
importance both from the clinical as well as epidemiological standpoint. The
relevance of diabetes at clinical and individual level is given by its lifethreatening
acute complications and, especially, by its chronic complications
affecting several organs and systems, with increased risk for ocular, renal,
cardiac, cerebral, nervous and peripheral vascular diseases.
Those engaged in the happy profession of ophthalmic medical assisting are beginning to
know Jan Ledford, COMT, as a premier writer of training material and texts. The Slit Lamp
Primer, Second Edition is her fouteenth book for ophthalmic medical personnel (OMP), but she
is probably best known for her first two review books: Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Exam
Review Manual and Certified Ophthalmic Technician Exam Review Manual. She is also the coauthor
of The Crystal Clear Guide to Sight For Life, a lay-oriented book on all things ocular for
people over 40....
Etiologic factors include: obstruction of lymph spaces, especially the angle of the anterior chamber; blood
pressure, arterial, capillary and venous; affinity of tissues for fluids; alterations of the intra-ocular fluids;
inflammations in the eye ball; and failure of a nerve apparatus to control fluid in the globe. Classification:
various types of glaucoma constituting clinical entities must be recognised, as: simple glaucoma, recurring
exacerbations, congestive, mechanical, and increased tension arising during uveal inflammations....
This chapter focuses on specific pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic, and drug delivery issues
relevant to ocular therapy and imparted by the unique anatomy and function of this sensory organ,
introduced at the outset of this chapter. Many of the pharmacological agents discussed here have
been discussed in earlier chapters. Autonomic agents have several uses in ophthalmology, including
diagnostic evaluation of anisocoria and myasthenia gravis, as adjunctive therapy in laser and
incisional surgeries, and in the treatment of glaucoma....