Which medications in the drug class Adrenergic agonists are used in the treatment of Peripheral Anterior Synechia?

Updated: Mar 19, 2021
  • Author: Maria Hannah Pia U de Guzman, MD, DPBO, FPAO; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Adrenergic agonists

Topical adrenergic agonists, or sympathomimetics, decrease aqueous production and reduce resistance to aqueous outflow. Adverse effects include dry mouth and allergic reactions.

Brimonidine (Alphagan)

Selective alpha2-receptor that reduces aqueous humor formation and increases uveoscleral outflow.

Apraclonidine (Iopidine)

Reduces intraocular pressure. A relatively selective alpha-adrenergic agonist that does not have significant local anesthetic activity. Has minimal cardiovascular effects.


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