Long-lasting AChE inhibitors, such as demecarium (Humorsol), echothiophate, and physostigmine are also effective in treating open-angle glaucoma, although they have now been largely replaced by less toxic drugs. Topical application of long-acting cholinesterase inhibitors to the eye not only presents the risk of systemic effects, but they can cause cataracts; this is a primary reason for reluctance to use these drugs even in resistant cases of glaucoma. Pilocarpine should be used rather than AChE inhibitors for treating angle-closure glaucoma.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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