11.6.5 Miotics

Pilocarpine tends to be used as add on therapy. A darkly pigmented iris will tend to require treatment with higher strength products.

Pilocarpine
  • Eye drops 1%, 2%, 4% (£19.90 = 2% 10ml)
  • Single use eye drops 2% (£11.99 = 20 units)

Dose

  • Apply up to 4 times daily

Notes

  1. Caution: Ciliary spasm, cicatrizing conjuctivitis. Systemic absorption may cause sweating, bradycardia, intestinal colic, hypersalivation and bronchospasm.

 

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