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Glaucoma 1: Pharmacology

Available from: 12/12/2019

Where to publish: www.luxotticalearning.com.au

Provider: Luxottica Institute of Learning

Contact: Nikki Byrne, [E] iol@luxottica.com.au, [P] 02 8336 8616

Learning Objectives

  • understand the indications, contraindications, dosing, and adverse effects associated with prostaglandin analogues
  • understand how the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system is used to develop medications to treat glaucoma
  • understand the indications, contraindications, dosing, and adverse effects associated with cholinergic agonists
  • understand the indications, contraindications, dosing, and adverse effects associated with alpha adrenergic agonists
  • understand the indications, contraindications, dosing, and adverse effects associated with beta blockers.
  • understand the indications, contraindications, dosing, and adverse effects associated with carbonic anhydrase inhibitors
  • understand the indications, contraindications, dosing, and adverse effects associated with RhoKinase inhibitors.
  • understand the role of nitric oxide and nitric oxide-donating prostaglandin analogues in reducing intraocular pressure
  • understand the novel actions of RhoKinase inhibitors in reducing intraocular pressure.
  • understand the true contraindications for beta blockers and discern which adverse effects are not due to beta blockade

Max points awarded: 2.00

Session Information

Name
Glaucoma 1: Pharmacology
Activity Type
Independent Learning with Assessment
Therapeutic?
Yes
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
2.00