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an anticholinesterase, used as the iodide salt for topical application to produce miosis, decrease intraocular pressure, and potentiate accommodation in treatment of open-angle glaucoma, closed-angle glaucoma after iridectomy, and certain secondary types of glaucoma, and in the management of accommodative esotropia.
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A cholinergic drug used topically in the eye for treatment of glaucoma.
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