Glaucoma Medications and Lasers

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of the principles guiding the use of glaucoma medications and should be able to:

  • List the classes of glaucoma medications, their mechanisms and their side effects
  • Describe the approach to medical management of the patient with:
    • Open Angle Glaucoma
    • Angle Closure Glaucoma
    • Pregnancy and Nursing
  • Describe the role that compliance problems plays in the treatment of glaucoma

Reading Assignment:  Please read the chapter 7 Medical Management of Glaucoma in the BCSC book series.