What are ophthalmic medications used for?

What are ophthalmic medications used for?

This medication is used to treat eye infections.

What are the different types of ocular drugs?


Brand Name Dosage Form Uses
Trivaris 80mg/ml triamicinolone acetonide injectable suspension. Sympathetic ophthalmia
Zymar 0.3% gatifloxacin ophthalmic solution. Bacterial conjunctivitis
Zymaxid 0.5% gatifloxacin ophthalmic solution. Bacterial conjunctivitis

What are the therapeutic uses of Mydriatics?

Topical mydriatics are used during an eye examination to allow visualization of the retina and other structures deep within the eye. Mydriatics may also be used to treat inflammatory eye conditions such as iritis and cyclitis and to reduce cycloplegia (a painful paralysis of the ciliary muscle of the eye).

What is the name of eye medicine?

There are many different types of treatment for eye infections, for example chloramphenicol, fusidic acid and ciprofloxacin. Dry eyes can be easily treated over-the-counter with medicines such as hypromellose and carbomer, ask a pharmacist for advice.

What are the advantages of ocular route?

For ocular delivery, it provides several advantages such as sterilization, ease of eye drop formulation, less irritation, increase precorneal residence time and enhancement in ocular bioavailability of drugs which are insoluble in tear fluid.

What are ocular barriers?

The blood–ocular barrier is a barrier created by endothelium of capillaries of the retina and iris, ciliary epithelium and retinal pigment epithelium. It is a physical barrier between the local blood vessels and most parts of the eye itself, and stops many substances including drugs from traveling across it.

Which drug is used as a mydriatic in ophthalmic practice?

Most commonly used mydriatics are phenylephrine hydrochloride and tropicamide.

Which medication is used for eye examinations because it results in mydriasis?

Tropicamide is used to dilate (enlarge) the pupil so that the doctor can see into the back of your eye.

What are ophthalmic solutions?

“Ophthalmic solution” is a term sometimes used to describe liquid eye drops. These eye drops are used to treat conditions, including eye infections, eye allergies and corneal ulcers.

Which type of drug is commonly used to treat disorders of the eye?

Ophthalmic timolol is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Timolol is in a class of medications called beta-blockers. It works by decreasing the pressure in the eye.

What is ocular drug delivery system?

Ocular drug delivery system (ODDS) is a dosage form, vehicle, or system intended for instilling, administering, or delivering drug/medicine to eye against any ailment or disorder involving or affecting vision. It ranges from simple sterile eye drop for the ocular surface to complex implants for intraocular tissue.

What is the cornea part of?

The cornea is the transparent part of the eye that covers the front portion of the eye. It covers the pupil (the opening at the center of the eye), iris (the colored part of the eye), and anterior chamber (the fluid-filled inside of the eye).