In such cases, IOP elevation can be treated with topical aqueous suppressants. In that the dysfunction may be due to increased resistance to aqueous outflow at the trabecular meshwork, therapies designed to increase trabecular outflow, such as laser trabeculoplasty and miotics, are of questionable benefit. However, prostaglandin analogs (PGAs) appear to be successful in the management of steroid-induced glaucoma. 18 However, PGAs may be contraindicated by the underlying inflammatory process that necessitated steroid use in the first place.
These eye drops and ointments contain a combination of a steroid and one or more types of antibiotic for treatment of infection and inflammation of the eye. The steroid reduces inflammation while the antibiotic treats or prevents infection which may be the cause of the infection. Examples of steroids that are used in these eye drops are hydrocortisone, loteprednol, prednisolone, and dexamethasone . Examples of antibiotics used in these formulations include tobramycin, neomycin, bacitracin, polymixin B, and gentamycin. These antibiotics have different mechanisms of action and two or three may be combined in one formulation.
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