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 Formulary Chapter 11: Eye - Full Chapter
11.06  Expand sub section  Treatment of glaucoma
11.06  Expand sub section  Beta-blockers
11.06  Expand sub section  Prostaglandin analogues
11.06  Expand sub section  Sympathomimetics
11.06  Expand sub section  Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and systemic drugs to top
Acetazolamide tabs, m/r caps, injection

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Dorzolamide eye drops 2%

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Brinzolamide eye drops 1%

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Dorzolamide 2% & timolol 0.5% eye drops

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Formulary Treatment of open-angle glaucoma, ocular hypertension, and pseudoexfoliative glaucoma when betablocker alone is not adequate.

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Brinzolamide 1% & timolol 0.5% eye drops (Azarga®)

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Formulary Decrease of intraocular pressure (IOP) in adult patients with openangle glaucoma or ocular
hypertension for whom monotherapy provides insufficient IOP reduction
   
Brinzolamide 10mg/ml & brimonidine 2mg/ml eye drops (Simbrinza®)

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Amber 2
For intraocular hypertension and open angle glaucoma where monotherapy is insufficient.

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11.06  Expand sub section  Miotics
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Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description
  Red   Specialist Prescribing only. The responsibility for prescribing, monitoring, dose adjustment and review should remain with the specialist. In very exceptional circumstances a specialist may discuss individual patient need for a RED drug to be prescribed by a GP and the GP should consider informing the Medicines Management team before a decision is made to prescribe for individual patients.   
  Amber 1   Treatment can be initiated in primary care after a recommendation from an appropriate specialist  
  Amber 2   Specialist initiation followed by maintenance prescribing in primary care  
  Amber 3   Specialist initiation with ongoing monitoring required. After dose stabilisation GPs can be requested to take over prescribing responsibilities using the approved APC shared care documentation  
  Green   Specialist and non-specialist initiation  
  Grey   Not recommended for prescribing  

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