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August 1994

Extemporaneous Ophthalmic Preparations

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Madison, Wis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1994;112(8):1028. doi:10.1001/archopht.1994.01090200034014

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Although the pharmaceutical industry has greatly expanded the armamentarium of ophthalmic drugs and dosage forms in recent years, the extemporaneous compounding of ophthalmic preparations is often necessary for the successful treatment of ocular disease. Extemporaneous Ophthalmic Preparations represents the current knowledge of extemporaneous ophthalmic preparations and it attempts to standardize the formulation of these products by suggesting strengths, routes of administration and appropriate vehicles, and suggests methods for the preparation of ophthalmic products.

The editors have intended this handbook to serve as a reference source for pharmacy practitioners who are called on to compound ophthalmic products.

The book is divided into three sections. The first section serves as an introduction to the unique aspects of ocular drug delivery. Basic pharmaceutical and pharmacokinetic principles are discussed with respect to ocular anatomy and physiology. The second section is composed of 54 drug monographs arranged in alphabetical order. The scope of ophthalmic preparations

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