Medical Therapy for Glaucoma: Pilocarpine

Guide to Glaucoma Medications Pilocarpine Medication for Glaucoma How it works: Pilocarpine is a miotic agent which means it constricts the pupil. As the pupil constricts it pulls on the trabecular meshwork, stretching it open. This results in increased flow of...

Medical Therapy for Glaucoma: Rho-Kinase (ROCK) inhibitors

Guide to Glaucoma Medications Rho-Kinase (ROCK) Inhibitors Medication for Glaucoma   Commonly prescribed: In December 2017 netarsudil (brand name: Rhopressa) became the first FDA approved medication in this class[1].  Cap color: White  How it is taken: One drop...

Medical Therapy for Glaucoma: Nitric Oxide Donators

Guide to Glaucoma Medications Nitric Oxide Donators Medication for Glaucoma Commonly prescribed: As of early 2019 Latanoprostene bunod 0.024% (Brand name: VyzultaTM) is the only FDA approved medication in this class. Approved in November, 2017, this medication is best...

Medical Therapy for Glaucoma: Prostaglandin Analogs

Guide to Glaucoma Medications Prostaglandin Analogs Medication for Glaucoma A relative newcomer to medical glaucoma treatments. This class has only been FDA approved for a little over two decades. How this class of glaucoma medication works: Although the prostaglandin...

Medical Therapy for Glaucoma: Alpha-Agonists

Guide to Glaucoma Medications Alpha-Agonists Medication for Glaucoma   About this class and how it works: Alpha-agonists have their effect on the ciliary body to reduce production of aqueous fluid. Additionally, like the prostaglandin analogs, alpha-agonists seem...

Medical Therapy for Glaucoma: Beta-blockers

Guide to Glaucoma Medications Beta-blockers for Glaucoma The Beta-blocker class of medications has been used for over half a century. Indeed, all the way up through the turn of the millenium this class was the most commonly prescribed glaucoma medication. Timolol was...

What’s Exciting About Bimatoprost SR Glaucoma Drug Implant

Video Transcript: One of the challenges of treating glaucoma is that for most people, it’s a condition without notable symptoms. What this means is that the treatment is often more bothersome than the condition itself (at least early on in the disease). Take for...

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