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Short answer question case series: diagnosis and management of glaucoma
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  • Published on:
    Glaucoma definition and relevant pharmacology

    The most recent letter(1) published in response to the article 'Short answer question case series: diagnosis and management of glaucoma'(2) highlighted important errors within the article. Some further points need to be clarified.

    Iopidine and brimonidine are primarily alpha-2-adrenoreceptor agonists. Subsequently they have no pharmacodynamic effect on pupillary action as sympathetic innervation to the pupillar...

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    Diagnosis and management of glaucoma

    There are a number of errors in the article 'Short answer question case series: diagnosis and management of glaucoma'(1).

    Beta blockers cause constriction, not dilation of the pupil.

    Iopidine and bromonidine are alpha agonists, not beta agonists, and are pupillary constrictors, not 'papillary' constrictors.

    'Aleve' is a proprietary name for naproxen which may not be understandable to readers f...

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    Dilation of pupil in acute angle closure glaucoma as treatment?

    Respected Author,

    Thanks for the informative contribution. I had a query i wanted your input on with regards to the management aspect you have mentioned as follows:

    Topical beta-blockers (timolol, levobunolol, metipranolol, carteolol): Their primary mechanism of action is via inhibition of cyclic- AMP production in the ciliary cells leading to decreased production of aqueous humour. They also act as a...

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