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What? Pilocarpine is used in glaucoma?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Lowers eye pressure

Pilocarpine is a classic drug used to lower the internal eye pressure as a treatment for glaucoma.
It can also adjust the pupil to help prevent acute glaucoma attacks. It has a number of side effects and must be used frequently each day, so it has fallen out of favor due to more useful eyedrops now available. But it is still useful in some patients.

In brief: Lowers eye pressure

Pilocarpine is a classic drug used to lower the internal eye pressure as a treatment for glaucoma.
It can also adjust the pupil to help prevent acute glaucoma attacks. It has a number of side effects and must be used frequently each day, so it has fallen out of favor due to more useful eyedrops now available. But it is still useful in some patients.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Daniel Pierre
Ophthalmology - Pediatric

In brief: Sometimes.

Pilocarpine is still sometimes used to treat certain types of glaucoma.
These days we have newer eyedrop with a better side effect profile.

In brief: Sometimes.

Pilocarpine is still sometimes used to treat certain types of glaucoma.
These days we have newer eyedrop with a better side effect profile.
Dr. Daniel Pierre
Dr. Daniel Pierre
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