Chapter 17. Ophthalmic Drugs

  1. Mary E. Shaw RN, OND, RM, RCNT, RNT, Cert Ed, MSc, BA Senior Lecturer (Teaching)1,
  2. Agnes Lee RN, OND, RM, MPhil, PGCE, BSc (Hons) Lecturer Practitioner1 and
  3. Rosalind Stollery SRN, SCM, TETC, DipN (Lond), OND, Cert Ed, BNS (Hons) Formerly Teaching Fellow2

Published Online: 10 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319842.ch17

Ophthalmic Nursing, Fourth Edition

Ophthalmic Nursing, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Shaw, M. E., Lee, A. and Stollery, R. (2010) Ophthalmic Drugs, in Ophthalmic Nursing, Fourth Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319842.ch17

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Manchester and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, UK

  2. 2

    The University of Southampton School of Nursing and Midwifery, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 2 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405184298

Online ISBN: 9781444319842



  • Ophthalmic Drugs;
  • Antiviral agents;
  • Corticosteroids;
  • Local anaesthetics;
  • Diagnostic drops;
  • Tear replacement


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Mydriatics

  • Miotics

  • Drugs of choice used in the treatment of glaucoma

  • Antibiotics

  • Antiviral agents

  • Corticosteroids

  • Local anaesthetics

  • Diagnostic drops

  • Tear replacement

  • Miscellaneous

  • General note