Pharmacology of Ocular Therapeutics

  • Thirumurthy┬áVelpandian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Thirumurthy Velpandian, Suresh Kumar Gupta
    Pages 1-11
  3. Jose Cunha-Vaz, Francisco Batel Marques, Rosa Fernandes, Carlos Alves, Thirumurthy Velpandian
    Pages 37-63
  4. Thirumurthy Velpandian, Govindasamy Kumaramanickavel
    Pages 65-82
  5. Narayanasamy Angayarkanni, Karunakaran Coral, Subramaniam Rajesh Bharathi Devi, Aluru Venkata Saijyothi
    Pages 83-157
  6. Nabanita Halder, Rohit Saxena, Swati Phuljhele, Thirumurthy Velpandian
    Pages 159-205
  7. Tanuj Dada, Parul Ichhpujani, Srinivasan Senthilkumari, Alain Bron
    Pages 207-227
  8. Rajani Mathur, Renu Agarwal
    Pages 229-244
  9. Atul Kumar, S. N. Mohanraj, Kavitha Duraipandi, Anuradha V. Pai
    Pages 245-268
  10. Thirumurthy Velpandian, Laxmi Moksha
    Pages 269-283
  11. Namrata Sharma, Neelima Aron, Tushar Agarwal, Charu Sharma
    Pages 285-332
  12. Bhavna Chawla, Rachna Seth, Laxmi Moksha
    Pages 333-358
  13. Manu Saini, Madhu Nath, Murugesan Vanathi
    Pages 359-373
  14. Hanuman Prasad Sharma, Arumugam Ramamoorthy Vijayakumar, Thirumurthy Velpandian
    Pages 375-384
  15. Thirumurthy Velpandian, Ujjalkumar S. Das
    Pages 385-418
  16. Thirumurthy Velpandian
    Pages 419-430
  17. Thirumurthy Velpandian, Santosh Patnaik, Ujjalkumar S. Das, Kanuj Mishra, Ramalingam Kalainesan Rajeshkumar, Hanuman Prasad Sharma et al.
    Pages 431-466
  18. Sujata Mohanty
    Pages 467-478
  19. Jayabalan Nirmal, Gaurav K. Jain
    Pages 479-515
  20. Thirumurthy Velpandian, Aruna Singh, Rama Jayasundar
    Pages 517-535

About this book


This book comprises an integrated review of ocular therapeutics across all relevant fields. It addresses the real-world requirements of ophthalmologists, pharmacists and optometrists, as observed through working alongside these practitioners for two decades. Knowledge surrounding  agents used in ophthalmic practice has, historically, been scattered. The book facilitates understanding of ocular drug therapy by compiling all key aspects of the pharmacology, toxicology, pharmaceutical science, ocular biochemistry and cell biology of these agents.

Chapters detail drug transfer across barriers, systemic toxicity of topically applied drugs, autonomic drugs used for diagnostics, as well as anti-inflammatory, antiallergic, glaucoma and antimicrobial therapies, and avenues for the development of new ocular drugs. Applications of extemporaneously prepared formulations are described to inform day-to-day clinical practice.  The use of mucoadhesive polymers in tear substitutes, ocular drug delivery systems, stem cell therapy, pharmacogenomics and antiangiogenic ocular chemotherapy are also explored. The book also provides insights from drugs of herbal origin, and a historical perspective on drugs for ocular use.

Practicing and resident ophthalmologists, optometrists, pharmacists, nursing professionals, scholars in ocular drug research and students will equally benefit from this comprehensive guide.


Autonomic Drugs for the Eye Blood Ocular Barriers Extemporaneous Formulations for the Eye Eye Medications Glaucoma Therapy History of Eye Drugs Innovative Ocular Drug Delivery Novel Targets in Eye Research Ocular Biochemistry Ocular Drug Research Ocular Pharmacogenomics Ocular Pharmacokinetics Ocular Pharmacy Ocular Stem Cell Therapy Ocular Toxicity Ocular Use of Mucoadhesive Polymer Photodynamic Therapy Side Effects of Eye Drugs

Editors and affiliations

  • Thirumurthy┬áVelpandian
    • 1
  1. 1.Ocular Pharmacology and PharmacyDr. RP Centre for Ophthalmic SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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