Which medications in the drug class Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors are used in the treatment of Ophthalmologic Approach to Chemical Burns?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Mark Ventocilla, OD, FAAO; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors

Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors reduce aqueous humor production, thereby reducing IOP.

Methazolamide (Neptazane)

Reduces aqueous humor formation by inhibiting the enzyme carbonic anhydrase, which results in decreased IOP.

Acetazolamide (Diamox)

Decreases secretion of aqueous humor through the same mechanism as methazolamide, lowering IOP.

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