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Latanoprost used topically in glaucoma primarily acts by: Q (AIIMS Nov 2013)



A Decreasing aqueous humor formation

B Increasing uveoscleral outflow

C Releasing pupillary block

D Increasing trabecular outflow

Ans. B Increasing uveo scleral outflow Q

1. Uniprostone - trabacular flow. Dosing is B.D.

2. Bimotaprast - both outflow (Uveoscleral and Trabecular)

3. Latanoprost - (0.005%) synthetic drug which is an ester analogue of prostaglandin F2 alpha Q, It is only drug which exclusively acts by increasing uveo scleral outflow and by causing reduction in episcleral Q venous pressure Q

4. Side effects Q (Trichomegaly and pigmentation-hypirchsomia) increased pigmentation of the iris, eye lash growth.

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