This book provides a list of concise extemporaneous ophthalmic preparations, and standardizes the formulation of the products by suggesting specific strength, route of administration, appropriate vehicle, and method of preparation. Pharmaceutical industries have greatly expanded their share of ophthalmic drugs in recent years. However, physicians and pharmacists are frequently called to prepare sterile products intended for ophthalmic use due to lack of availability of licensed drugs in the market. This book contains the most appropriate formulation of each medication based on published and documented stability data.
Extemporaneous Ophthalmic Preparations is the first book of its kind, making it a unique and valuable companion for many physicians and pharmacy practitioners who are frequently engaged in the compounding of sterile ophthalmic preparation.
Eman Ali Saeed Alghamdi, MPharm (Hon)
Dr. Eman A.S. Alghamdi is a Drug and Poison Information Specialist at Prince Sultan Military Medical City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She is also assigned as a clinical pharmacist for the ophthalmology department at Prince Sultan Military Medical City.
She is involved in formulary management (addition, deletion, and restriction); literature evaluation, implement protocol and policy for the safe and effective use of medication; coordinating investigational drug services, including participating in evaluating protocol, providing information to patient, caregivers and healthcare providers; coordinating adverse drug reaction with Saudi Food and Drug Administration (SFDA).
Dr. Alghamdi is currently a supervisor of pharmacy students and residents completing their clinical rotation. In addition, she teaches academic courses of pharmacology in The Nursing College in Prince Sultan Military College of Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
She received her first bachelor degree in pharmaceutical science from King Saud University, Riyadh, in 2007, and her second bachelor in pharmacy from Griffith University in Gold Coast, Australia, in 2011. After that, she completed her master degree in pharmacy with Honors from The Griffith University in 2013.
Dr. Alghamdi was awarded by Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland, for her outstanding achievement in her dissertation for the master.
Abdulmalik Yahya Al Qahtani, MD
Dr. Abdulmalik Y. Al Qahtani is a consultant ophthalmologist at Anterior Segment Division in Ophthalmology Department in Prince Sultan Medical Military City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is also an Adjunctive Assistant Professor at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His main field of specialty is Cornea, Cataract and Refractive surgery.
Dr. Al Qahtani was graduated from the college of medicine at King Saud University in Riyadh in 1997. In 2002, he was certified the Saudi Board in Ophthalmology followed by Subspecialty Certificate in Anterior Segment from King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH) in 2003.
He was appointed as director of the Outpatient Department at King Saud Medical City, one of the largest hospitals in the Middle East, 2004-2006. He was also the Head of Ophthalmology Department in the same medical city, 2005-2008. After that, he became the Head of Anterior Segment Division in Ophthalmology Department in Prince Sultan Medical Military City in Riyadh, 2015-2016.
Dr. Al Qahtani is an active contributor to a number of national, regional, and international ophthalmology conferences such as the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Mazen Mohammad Sinjab, MD, MSc, ABOphth, PhD, FRCOphth, CertLRS (London)