Description

Brinzolamide is an inhibitor of carbonic anhydrase II (CA-II). Carbonic anhydrase (CA) is an enzyme found in many tissues of the body, including the eye. Inhibition of carbonic anhydrase in the ciliary processes of the eye decreases aqueous humour secretion resulting in a reduction in intraocular pressure (IOP) which is a major risk factor in the pathogenesis of optic nerve damage and glaucomatous visual field loss.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Brinzolamide
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01E Antiglaucoma preparations and miotics → S01EC Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors

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