Drug-induced glaucomas: mechanism and management.

  title={Drug-induced glaucomas: mechanism and management.},
  author={Ramesh Chandra Tripathi and Brenda J Tripathi and Chris J Haggerty},
  journal={Drug safety},
  volume={26 11},
Glaucoma comprises a heterogeneous group of diseases that have in common a characteristic optic neuropathy and visual field defects, for which elevated intraocular pressure is the major risk factor. The level of intraocular pressure within the eye depends on the steady state of formation and drainage of the clear watery fluid, called the aqueous humour, in the anterior chamber of the eye. An obstruction in the circulatory pathway of aqueous humour causes an elevation in intraocular pressure… CONTINUE READING


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