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Glaucoma therapy aimed at reducing production of aqueous humor

1. dorzolamide & acetazolamide (carbonic anhydrase inhibitors)
2. Timolol
3. Betoxolol
4. Apraclonidine
5. brimonidine


Angle closure glaucoma

results from sudden opposition of the peripheral iris w the trabecular meshwork & leads to obstruction of canal of Schlemm through which aqueous humor drains out


Groups of drugs that induce sudden closure of the iris-corneal angle & can cause glaucoma

1. mydriatics: anti-cholinergic druvs
2. antidepressants: SSRIs

So Don't ever use mydriatics in a patient with glaucoma!