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A 37-year-old member asked:

Do all glaucoma eye drops grow eyelashes?

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Dr. Jay Fiore
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
No: Only those drops that fall under the prostaglandin classification have the side effect of growing long lashes. Such drugs go by the trade names of lumigan, travatan z and Xalatan (no generic latanoprost). Latisse (bimatoprost) is Lumigan that is applied to the lashes for the sole purpose of growing long lashes and is a cosmetic form of the medication available by prescription.
Dr. Daniel Pierre
Pediatric Ophthalmology 14 years experience
No: Only prostaglandin analog medications tend to do this. These include medications such as latanoprost, bimatoprost, travoprost, and tafluprost.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How do I take my glaucoma eye drops?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Watch videos: There are several videos on youtube demonstrating proper and varying techniques for instilling eyedrops. Best to steady yourself, let gravity help you, don't touch the bottle tip to the eye, and only let 1 drop come out since that is already plenty for the size of the tear lake. Close your eyes after to help the drop to absorb into the eye, and space drops apart.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What eye drops are used for glaucoma?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Many types: Eye drops for glaucoma treat the internal elevated pressure by lower it. This can take the form of drops that lower the inflow or that increase the outflow. Drug companies are constantly working to improve the effectiveness, comfort and use of fewer drops to accomplish this goal.

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