Joint Archive of Continuing Education

44581-PH-109481 – Outline

Ocular Therapeutics Update Part 1

  1. Allergy
    1. Rx Only Combo H1/Mast Cell Stabilizers
    2. Rx Only Combo H1/Mast Cell Stabilizers for Special Populations
      1. Pediatric Populations
      2. Pregnancy/ Lactating mothers
    3. OTC Combination Antihistamine/Mast Cell Stabilizers
    4. 2nd Generation Oral Antihistamines
      1. OTC
      2. Prescription
    5. Dermatitis
    6. Ocular Indications for Systemic Steroid use in Ohio
    7. Currently Available Topical Ophthalmic Steroids
      1. Lotemax® suspension (0.5% loteprednol)
      2. Lotemax® gel (0.5% loteprednol)
      3. Lotemax® ointment (0.5% loteprednol)
  2. Antibiotics
    1. Topical antibiotics/ Oral antibiotics
    2. Most pervasive in ocular flora
    3. Drugs of choice for bacterial conjunctivitis
      1. Aminoglycosides
      2. Fluoroquinolones
  3. Combination antibiotic-steroid preparations
    1. “For ocular inflammation with the risk of superficial bacterial infection”
    2. Steroid= Anti-inflammatory
      1. Ab= provides prophylaxis against bacterial infection & will decrease bacterial overgrowth that is often the cause of the ocular inflammation
      2. Combination Antibiotic Steroids
        1. Tobradex® (0.3% tobramycin, 0.1% dexamethasone)
        2. Tobradex ST® (0.3% tobramycin, 0.05% dexamethasone)
        3. Zylet® (0.3% tobramycin, 0.5% loteprednol)
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