Safe use of ocular drugs in the elderly

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Abstract

Patients using certain topical ocular medications may have significant systemic reactions such as depression, suicide ideation, cardiac failure, respiratory distress, or myocardial infarction. To reduce systemic effects of anticholinergics, use small amounts of ointment rather than drops, wipe excess from the eye immediately, use a more dilute concentration, and apply pressure over the lacrimal sac.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-102
Number of pages6
JournalGeriatrics
Volume39
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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