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Use travatan z for glaucoma w/minimal side effects. If a 2nd class of drug is added will there be bothersome side effects?
Generally no!: Each class of medication has its own side effects. These drops generally do not amplify each other's side effect! however... More drops means more preservatives which my cause irritation. ...Read more
Don't understand: your question? Travatan Z® Solution is a prostaglandin analog used for glaucoma. It is used one a day to reduce elevated intraocular pressure. Possible side effects include eye redness, discomfort or itching as well as color changes to the iris or changes to eye lashes. If this info doesn't answer your question then please clarify and re-ask. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Travatan: You tun the risk of possible sllergic reaction as well asinfection if the bottle gets contaminated. ...Read more
Options: There are several classes of medications to consider for the treatment. Depending on your health, other than the prostaglandin analogue class(travatan, others), alpha agonists(brimonidine), beta antagonists(timolol, others), carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (dorzolamide, others), parasympathomimetics(pilocarpine, others), & hyperosmotics(not used by patient). Also, laser treatment is a consideration ...Read more
Many: there are several other drops in the same class as travatan. Two are generic (latanoprost and transports) as well as zioptan, lumigan and rescula. There are then 4 other classes of eye drop medications that can be used -beta blockers, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, alpha adrenergics and parasympathetics. Beyond eye drops there is a laser as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use travatan z for 2 weeks. Baseline pressure is 28. Pressure reading today is 16. Can 1 drop lower pressure that many points?
Encouraging: Travatan may on average lower the pressure by 30%. This however is only the average and so some eye will respond better. Since the eye pressure varies throughout the day and is affected by many factors, more than one measurement will be required to determine whether the pressure is (a) definitely at this level (b) together with other testing, has resulted in satisfactory treatment of glaucoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If you have glaucoma, Cosopt and travatan can be helpful. Cosopt contains two medicines (dorzolomide, a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, and timolol, a beta blocker). Travatan is a prostaglandin analogue. Cosopt is usually taken morning and night. Travatan is usually taken only at night. See an eye md to evaluate glaucoma and response to the eye drops. Individual response can vary. ...Read more
Travatan is: A good first line drug for most open angle glaucoma cases. The class of drug is also available in generic form. You mention though if this is appropriate for a glaucoma suspect. Typically suspects are monitored and only treated if they have the diagnosis of glaucoma proper. There are caveats of course since there are different types of glaucoma as well as a condition named ocular hypertension. ...Read more
Use travatan z in 1eye for glaucoma.. Have noticed vision is not as clear and crisp at times. Can this be caused by travatan? I wear contacts.
Glaucoma pressure 31 target 15-16. After 30 days on travatan pressure 18. 90 days 16. 120 days 13-14. Why the steady decrease after so many days?
Common drop: Travoprost is a very good and commonly used topical medication for glaucoma. It is used once daily typically at night and can be effective in lowering eye pressure. If being used one will need to continue follow-up care with an eye provider to make sure adequately lowering the eye pressure to the desired target. ...Read more
Optho: how to diagnosis glaucoma when pressure normal pressure and why do these patients take travatan?
Other testing: In addition to pressure measurements - which can be 'normal' in some cases, glaucoma is diagnosed by evaluating the damage caused to the optic nerve. This can be tested with visual field testing, optic nerve analysis using oct/hrt/gdx and serial stereo photographs. If damage is occurring, pressure lowering is the treatment. Travatan is a pressure lowering drop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer