I have Glaucoma in both eyes and have undergone multiple surgeries. However in one eye I need to use drops to keep the ÌOP under control. Unfortunately the drops such as Combigan are causing irritation due to intolerance. What is the alternative?
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The anti-glaucoma eye drops mainly reduce the secretion of eye fluid and thereby reduce the eye pressure. All eyedrops may cause a burning or stinging sensation upon application. This is often due to the antibacterial agent present in the drop solution and not due to the drug itself. While it can be uncomfortable, the discomfort lasts for only a few seconds. It is important that you take your medication exactly as it is prescribed if you are to control your eye pressure. For example, drops which are prescribed two times a day usually have`duration of action´ of twelve hours. By taking these drops two times spaced through your waking hours, e.g. At 7 am and 7 pm (with maximum 15-30 minutes on either side) you ensure that you are covered by the drug´s effectiveness for a full 24-hour period.
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