Which medications in the drug class Beta-adrenergic blockers are used in the treatment of Posner-Schlossman Syndrome (PSS) (Glaucomatocyclitic Crisis)?

Updated: May 18, 2020
  • Author: Leonard K Seibold, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Beta-adrenergic blockers

Reduce IOP by decreasing aqueous humor production via inhibiting synthesis of cyclic adenosine monophosphate in the ciliary epithelium. Prior to prescribing, consider effects on asthma and COPD.

Timolol maleate (Timoptic, Timoptic XE, Betimol, Istalol)

Criterion standard for ophthalmic beta-blockers. May reduce elevated and normal IOP, with or without glaucoma, by reducing production of aqueous humor or by outflow.


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