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Miotics Summary

Description: Agents causing contraction of the pupil of the eye. Because the size of the pupil is under the antagonistic control of the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems, drugs affecting either system can cause miosis. Drugs that mimic or potentiate the parasympathetic input to the circular constrictor muscle and drugs that inhibit sympathetic input to the radial dilator muscle tend to contract the pupils. Some sources use the term miotics only for the parasympathomimetics but any drug used to induce miosis is included here.

Key Diseases for which Miotics is Relevant

  1. Open-Angle Glaucoma (Glaucoma, Open Angle) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 7 results
  2. Esotropia (Esophoria) : 1 outcome in 23 results
  3. Angle-Closure Glaucoma (Glaucoma, Angle Closure) : 1 outcome in 12 results
  4. Glaucoma : 1 study in 37 results
  5. Cysts : 1 study in 4 results
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Drugs Related to Miotics

  1. Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors
  2. Epinephrine (Adrenaline)
  3. Carbonic Anhydrases (Carbonic Anhydrase)
  4. dorzolamide (Trusopt)
  5. Guanethidine
  6. Ophthalmic Solutions (Eye Drops)
  7. Bupranolol
  8. Mydriatics
  9. Timolol (Blocadren)
  10. Sympathomimetics (Sympathomimetic Amines)
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Therapies Related to Miotics

  1. Iridectomy
  2. Eyeglasses (Spectacles)
  3. Cataract Extraction
  4. Intraocular Lens Implantation
  5. Orthoptics (Orthoptic)
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