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Glaucoma drops side effects

Submitted by mazjan on Mon, 08/27/2012 - 9:03am

I have used Lumigan for three months now and it is still irritatating and the whites of my eyes are always red. I also have more glare as I feel the drops leave an oil coat on and it distorts my vision. Also, I can't sleep as well and therefore can't focus doing work. My eyelids feel heavy and tired and I seem to want to nap. I also started using combigan for two months now.

PS this is my first blog.

FDA says Allergan eyelash drug promotion is misleading-it's about time!

Submitted by dave on Fri, 09/18/2009 - 7:22am

Allergan's Latisse is a repackaged version of its Lumigan glaucoma drug. Many of us taking glaucoma eye drops would love to be able to stop using them due to the side effects. I find it disturbing that Allergan hopes to earn $500 million per year in revenue from selling this glaucoma drug as a means to lengthen eye lashes for cosmetic purposes. Sure, there are some individuals who have a genuine need for such a medication, but in order to reach their $500 million sales target, Allergan is going to have to sell a lot of this drug to average people without a genuine medicine need for it.

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New prostaglandin derivative for glaucoma treatment

Submitted by dave on Mon, 05/25/2009 - 4:35pm

A hydrogen sulphide-releasing derivative of latanoprost acid (ACS 67) was synthesized and tested in vivo to evaluate its activity on reduction of intraocular pressure and tolerability. Glutathione (GSH) and cGMP content were also measured in the aqueous humour. The increased reduction of intraocular pressure, with a marked increase of GSH and cGMP and the related potential neuroprotective properties, make this compound interesting for the treatment of glaucoma.

An Improved Technique for Glaucoma Eye Drop Administration

Submitted by dave on Fri, 05/15/2009 - 2:40pm

Correct instillation of eye drops is crucial for successful treatment of eye disease. Many patients have difficulties instilling eye drops, especially patients with loss of fixation, who cannot see the tip of the bottle. These patients may turn to harmful techniques, such as touching the dropper tip to the eye, or wasteful ones, such as feeling the sensation of drops hitting the eye or lower lid.1 Non-compliance may become an issue as well, resulting from a combination of poor drop administration and frustration. The frustration stems from an inability to see the bottle tip.

We describe a new method of drop instillation which increases the accuracy with which eye drops are dispensed, thereby decreasing the incidence of harmful techniques, and possibly increasing compliance.

Applying eyedrops my way

Submitted by jarek on Fri, 05/15/2009 - 12:06am

Hello to everyone with my first post. I'd like to pass big thanks to the founder(s) and maintainter(s) of this site (by the way: page lacks kind of "who we are" link). I'm happy to join your community. I hope I'll be able to give it as much as I can take from it.

I'm on low but frequent doses of pilocarpine for a few months. This drops show their effect in about 30 minutes, so it's easy to tell if they are working. So finding a way to make them work always wasn't very difficult.

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




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