The use of psychiatric medications in children has substantially increased in the last few decades. As primary eye care providers, it is important for optometrists to understand the pharmacology as well as the potential visual and ocular adverse reactions of these medications which can range from minimal to sight threatening.
- 1. To review ocular anatomy / physiology and ocular blood flow and how medications enter and remain or exit the ocular structures
- 2. To become familiarized with the pharmacology of common pediatric psychiatric medications and what psychiatric disorders they treat
- 3. To becomes familiarized with the visual and ocular side effects of common systemic medications