carbonic anhydrase inhibitor

This is a class of drugs that are often used for treating glaucoma. These drugs work by decreasing the production of aqueous fluid inside the eye. Examples of this drug class include Trusopt (dorzolamide), Azopt (brinzolamide) and the combination drop Cosopt. This medication is also available as a diuretic pill Diamox which we sometimes use for treating resistant glaucoma. Diamox also helps decrease intracranial pressure in cases of pseudotumor cerebri.

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