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Pharmacology of Ocular Therapeutics

Editors: Velpandian, Thirumurthy (Ed.)

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  • One-stop solution for the fundamental principles and treatment options of ocular pharmacology and pharmacy, from historic origin to future perspectives
  • Rationalizes ocular therapeutics using pharmacological principles and with a scope for developing newer agents
  • Covers key aspects of diverse agents used in day-to-day ophthalmology practice, from diagnostics to therapeutics
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About this Textbook

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.

About the authors

Thirumurthy Velpandian is a Professor, heading the Ocular Pharmacology & Pharmacy Division at Dr. R.P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He has been involved in research, teaching and pharmaceutical patient care activities of ophthalmology. His area of interest is ocular pharmacokinetics of drugs, with reference to xenobiotic transporters across blood-ocular barriers, and developing animal models for various ophthalmic conditions. Pre-clinical drug development and delivery approaches are ongoing research collaborations. His laboratory is also involved in tear lipidomics, ocular QSPR, pharmacogenomics, as well as chemical and environmental issues related to ocular toxicity. He has been a visiting Professor to Harvard-MIT and a recipient of the Dr. Vinod Kumar Bhargava Award (2014) for Clinical Pharmacology and Drug Discovery by the National Academy of Medical Sciences, India. He currently serves as an Editor (Pharmacology) of Indian J Physiology and Pharmacology.

Reviews

“The intent is to provide a stimulus for research scholars and practitioners to think about expanding their domain understanding and to broaden their exploratory thoughts. This comprehensive resource on ocular pharmacology achieves this goal. This book will be of value for practicing and resident ophthalmologists, optometrists, pharmacists, nursing professionals, and research scholars. … This is a well-written, complete resource on all aspects of drugs used in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease.” (Thomas L. Pazdernik, Doody's Book Reviews, June, 2016)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics: Origin, Principle, Challenges, and Practices

    Pages 1-11

    Velpandian, Thirumurthy, BPharm, MS(Pharmacol), PhD (et al.)

  • Opportunities for the Development of Newer Drugs for Ocular Use

    Pages 13-35

    Bhardwaj, Rajinder K., MS, PhD

  • Drug Transport Across Blood-Ocular Barriers and Pharmacokinetics

    Pages 37-63

    Cunha-Vaz, Jose, MD, PhD, FAAO (et al.)

  • Pharmacogenomics of Drugs in Ocular Therapeutics

    Pages 65-82

    Velpandian, Thirumurthy, BPharm, MS(Pharmacol), PhD (et al.)

  • The Biochemistry of the Eye

    Pages 83-157

    Angayarkanni, Narayanasamy (et al.)

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eBook 62,99 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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Softcover 77,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pharmacology of Ocular Therapeutics
Editors
  • Thirumurthy Velpandian
Copyright
2016
Publisher
ADIS
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-25498-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-25498-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-25496-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79802-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 535
Number of Illustrations
40 b/w illustrations, 67 illustrations in colour
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