Glaucoma Drops and Systemic Effects – Chat Highlights April 17, 2013

Glaucoma Drops and Systemic Effects

 

Chat Highlights – April 17, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:  Good evening!  Tonight’s chat covers the topic, “Glaucoma Drops and Systemic Effects.”  We would like to welcome Dr. Pro to the chat.

P:  Dr. Pro, do medications used to treat glaucoma have clinically important systemic effects in some patients?

Dr. Pro:  Absolutely.  As many of you know, one of the most commonly used glaucoma drops is the class of beta ...

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Drug Allergies

Drug Allergies
Chat Highlights
January 15, 2003
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, January 15, 2003, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Drug Allergies.”

Moderator: The topic tonight is glaucoma drug allergies. Dr. Rick, which glaucoma medications cause the most allergies?

Dr. Rick Wilson: The order of the allergies that I see, starting with the most frequent, is: (1) Iopidine, (2) Alphagan, (3) Propine, (4) Azopt, (5) Trusopt, (6) ...

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Preservatives in Eye Drops

Preservatives in Eye Drops
Chat Highlights
August 7, 2002
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, August 7, 2002, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Preservatives in Eye Drops.”

Moderator: Doctor Rick, what’s in glaucoma eye drops besides the actual medicine?

Dr. Rick Wilson: There are three parts to most drops. One part is the medicine. One part is the solution the medication is dissolved in, called the vehicle. Most times the ...

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Systemic Effects of Glaucoma Medications

Chat Highlights
Systemic Effects of Glaucoma Meds
March 14, 2001
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, March 14, 2001, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Systemic Effects of Glaucoma Meds.”

Moderator: The topic tonight is “Systemic Effects.”

P: What are the most common side effects from Cosopt?

Dr. Wilson: Burning, blurring (less common), slower heart rate, exacerbation of asthma, impotence in older men, and metallic taste in the mouth.

P: ...

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