Glaucoma Eye Medications

A look at the various classes and respective drugs commonly used for the treatment of Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension. Read about Prostaglandins, Alpha Agonists, Beta Blockers, Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors, and Miotic medications.

Which is the eye drop with less side effects?

Submitted by Sandro on Fri, 02/27/2009 - 1:07am

 Hi again.. i'm happy to had found a place where i can discuss of intraocular hypertension..even if is in english.. and i'm italian!..

i would want to ask you which is the eye drop - for intraouclar pression elevated (mine is24)  with less side effects.. pilocarpine? travatan? or timogel? or there are other bettar with less side effects? anyone of you tried something else?

thanks for your help




Revolutionize Your Glaucoma Management

Submitted by dave on Sun, 06/15/2008 - 1:50pm

Glaucoma Insights From ResearchWelcome to FitEyes.com! I am Dave and I founded FitEyes.com in 2006. This site publishes original articles about intraocular pressure and vision health from participants in our unique self-tonometry research program. I and certain other members of our research group are conducting cutting-edge research using high-frequency self-tonometry to gain new insights into intraocular pressure. You will not find this content on any other website. You will not find these insights into intraocular pressure anywhere else.

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Timing of Eye drops: how precise that should be?

Submitted by pmpvip on Tue, 08/14/2007 - 8:46am


I was dignoised with glaucoma two month back.

Currently I use Timolet (one Drop in each eye) at around 7.00AM and 7.00 PM. and Lumigen at night around 9.00 PM ( One drop in each eye)

(1) How precisely we should follow this timing of eye drops. Altering time by 30 min or so only for two days in week  (so that it fit to work schedule) should be OK or not?

An Update On My Eye Pressure

Submitted by dave on Sat, 06/02/2007 - 10:59pm

Share A Smile!Is it possible for a glaucoma patient to dramatically reduce their eye pressure without using additional glaucoma drugs or surgery?

Six months ago, on 5-Nov-2006 I recorded the following intraocular pressure measurements.

My glaucoma medication was Xalatan in each eye and 0.5% timolol maleate in my right eye. 

Managing My Blood Pressure and Eye Pressure While Sleeping

Submitted by dave on Tue, 01/30/2007 - 11:43am

In my first true 24-hour eye pressure monitoring period (back in 2007), where supine eye pressure measurements were taken, I found out that my eye pressure is much higher at night than expected. I also found out that my blood pressure is much lower. That's a bad combination of pressures for the health of the optic nerve.

Quick Summary of My Eye Pressure Over The Last 9 Days

Submitted by dave on Tue, 12/26/2006 - 9:48pm

The combination of diligent stress management along with using Xalatan and timolol maleate (0.25%) without waiting between eye drops has produced very good results over the last nine days. I will comment on the details in other posts, but in this post I want to show the overall daily eye pressure averages for the last nine days because this is the best period on record so far.

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