DRUGS USED FOR GLAUCOMA

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases in which there is increased intraocular pressure which result in damage to the optic nerve and loss of vision.

Types of glaucoma include open-angle glaucoma, closed-angle glaucoma and normal-tension glaucoma.

 

1. β -adrenergic blockers:

Timolol

Betaxolol

Levobunolol

Cartiolol

Metipranolol

2. α-adrenergic agonists:

Adrenaline

Dipivefrine

Apraclonidine

Brimonidine

3. Prostaglandin analogues:

Latanoprost

Isopropyl unoprostone

Travoprost

Bimatoprost

4. Miotics:

Pilocarpine

Physostigmine

Echothiophate

5. Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors:

Acetazolamide

Dorzolamide

  • 6. Osmotic diuretics:

Mannitol

Glycerol (Glycerine)