Review systemic effects of ocular medications for glaucoma and pupillary dilation.
Elderly patients being treated or evaluated for glaucoma conditions.
Identify common systemic side effects and contraindications for common ophthalmic medications.
To identify systemic complications and contraindications of ophthalmic medications for commonly used in the geriatric population.
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