Which medications in the drug class Beta-adrenergic blocking agents are used in the treatment of Central Retinal Artery Occlusion (CRAO)?

Updated: Jun 11, 2019
  • Author: Robert H Graham, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew G Lee, MD  more...
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Beta-adrenergic blocking agents

Lower IOP by decreasing the rate of aqueous humor production and possibly outflow. They may be more effective than either pilocarpine or epinephrine alone and have the advantage of not affecting pupil size or accommodation.

Timolol ophthalmic (Timoptic)

May reduce elevated and normal IOP, with or without glaucoma by reducing the production of aqueous humor or by outflow.


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