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IODINE EYE DRUGS

Phospholine Iodide
Phospholine Iodide is used to treat chronic open-angle glaucoma, a partial loss of vision or blindness resulting
from a gradual increase in pressure of fluid in the eye. Because the vision loss occurs slowly, people often do not
experience any symptoms and do not realize that their vision has declined. By the time the loss is noticed, it may be
irreversible. Phospholine Iodide helps by reducing fluid pressure in the eye.

Phospholine Iodide is also used to treat secondary glaucoma (such as glaucoma following surgery to remove
cataracts), for subacute or chronic angle-closure glaucoma after iridectomy (surgical removal of a portion of the iris)
or when someone cannot have surgery or refuses it. The drug is also prescribed for children with accommodative
esotropia ("cross-eye").



Echothiophate iodide ophthalmic (Phospholine Iodide)
Echothiophate iodide ophthalmic reduces pressure in the eye by increasing the amount of fluid that drains from the
eye. Echothiophate iodide ophthalmic also causes the pupil to become smaller and reduces its response to light or
dark conditions.
"Echothiophate iodide ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma by lowering the pressure inside the eye. Echothiophate
iodide ophthalmic is also used to treat certain eye disorders involving eye accommodation (focusing).



Phospholine Iodide Eye Drops
Phospholine Iodide Eye Drops - used for: Treating certain types of glaucoma. It is also used for diagnosing and
treating certain types of crossed eyes.

Phospholine Iodide Eye Drops is a cholinesterase inhibitor. It works by increasing the effects of a certain chemical
found naturally in the eyes, which lowers the pressure in the eyes and causes the pupil to become smaller.



Echothiophate Iodide - Ophthalmic Solution.  Brand Name(s): Phospholine Iodide
Uses: This medication reduces eye pressure. It is used in the management of glaucoma.
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