Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of this monograph are to

• Identify the different categories of drugs and combinations of drugs used to treat glaucoma

• Outline the treatment regimens employed with specific medications

• Describe the side effects and contraindications of specific medications

• Demonstrate how different drugs may be used either alone or in combination to achieve the desired therapeutic effect

• Provide updated information on medications and their role in glaucoma therapy

• Familiarize the reader with the effect of systemic medications on intraocular pressure

• Explain the use of osmotic drugs in the management of angle-closure glaucoma and secondary glaucomas

• Educate the reader on the use of medications in specific types of glaucoma, such as pediatric, pigmentary, corticosteroid-induced, and neovascular glaucoma

• Encourage the reader to monitor patient compliance with recommended regimens and offer suggestions to improve compliance

• Define maximum tolerable medical therapy

• Analyze the use of medications in conjunction with laser or filtration surgery

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