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April 1982

Ocular Therapeutics & Pharmacology

Author Affiliations

Irvine, Calif

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(4):665-666. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030030667034

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A little less than 20 years ago, Ellis and Smith produced a book to serve as a quick reference for the busy practitioner who may have forgotten a specific dose or side reaction of a certain medication. Also, it was to act as a guide in therapy for beginning residents in ophthalmology and for nonspecialists who were attempting to treat ocular disorders. The book's aim was to be concise and to present the basic considerations of current ocular therapy and pharmacology.

Now in the sixth edition, the author's determination to fulfill this initial goal continues; however, in this edition, extensive revisions have been made. Some sections have been completely rewritten. New therapeutic agents, including various antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, enzyme inhibitors, autonomic nervous system agents, and antiglaucoma medications, have been added. Newly reported side effects to local and systemic ocular therapy are presented. Recent developments in therapy techniques and drug delivery

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