Ocular Adverse Reactions of Systemic Drugs

Len Koh

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The eye is the most perfused organ per unit weight in the body, thus it is very susceptible to xenobiotics including systemic drugs. Fortunately, most of the exposures do not result in ocular toxicity, however, a subset of systemic drugs that are commonly used by patients can cause serious and irreversible visual impairment. This session covers the ocular adverse reactions of systemic drugs that optometrists know and how to manage them.


Year: 2016

Program Number: OP092016

Author Affiliation: Midwestern University-Arizona College of Optometry

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Room: 213A-D