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MELLO FILHO, Paulo Augusto de Arruda; MAIA, Maurício; RODRIGUES, Eduardo Buchelle  and  FARAH, Michel Eid. Ocular pharmacology in the treatment of vitreous, retina and choroid diseases. Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. [online]. 2010, vol.73, n.3, pp.294-299. ISSN 0004-2749.

Retinal diseases are frequently causes of impaired visual acuity and blindness. Recent progress in ocular pharmacology leads to the development of new promising drugs and better functional outcomes. Drug delivery and local management of diseases affecting the choroid and retina should enable better a natomical and functional outcomes. An overview of ocular pharmacology, emerging drug technologies and drug delivery is provided. Some relevant clinical features are discussed.

Keywords : Eye diseases [drug therapy]; Retinal diseases [drug therapy]; Choroidal diseases [drug therapy]; Drug delivery systems; Vitrectomy; Coloring agents.

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