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NEW DRUG UPDATE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 56-60

Rho-kinase inhibitors in ophthalmology


Department of Glaucoma, Glaucoma Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Srinivasan Kavitha
Glaucoma Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Puducherry
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_146_20

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Rho-kinase (ROCK) inhibitor is the newer drug available for glaucoma in the Indian market. It seems to target the actual area of disease pathology which has not been the case with the available medications. With the ever-evolving potential of these drugs in various diseases in ophthalmology, it would be wise to know about them. This review article aims to provide information regarding the role of ROCK and its inhibitors in glaucoma, corneal diseases, and retinal pathologies. A thorough search of several databases was conducted with ROCK inhibitors being one of the main keywords.


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