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Can travatan cause deepening of upper eyelid sulcus giving a sunken eye look. If it can I may opt for slt instead of travatan to control eye pressure?

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Dr. Richard Lehrer
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

All of the prostaglandin analog eye drops have been implicated in orbital fat atrophy which may cause the appearance of deepening of the upper lid sulcus.
Laser may be an option for you but you must discuss this with your ophthalmologist to decide on risks/benefits of all treatments.

In brief: Yes

All of the prostaglandin analog eye drops have been implicated in orbital fat atrophy which may cause the appearance of deepening of the upper lid sulcus.
Laser may be an option for you but you must discuss this with your ophthalmologist to decide on risks/benefits of all treatments.
Dr. Richard Lehrer
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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Darkening of the

Skin around the eyes, but it does not make the eye sockets deeper or appear deeper. The answer in no is does not deepen the eye socket.

In brief: Darkening of the

Skin around the eyes, but it does not make the eye sockets deeper or appear deeper. The answer in no is does not deepen the eye socket.
Dr. Alan Jackson
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Dr. Richard Lehrer
Changes to upper eyelid orbital fat from use of topical bimatoprost, travoprost, and latanoprost. Authors Park J, Cho HK, Moon JI. Journal Jpn J Ophthalmol. 2011 Jan;55(1):22-7. doi: 10.1007/s10384-010-0904-z. Epub 2011 Feb 18.
Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: SLT

As you may know is a laser procedure applied to the drains inside of the eyes.
Some doctors will use this treatment at earlier stages of glaucoma. Be aware that slt may not lower eye pressures enough so that patients still need to use pressure lowering drops like travatan z.

In brief: SLT

As you may know is a laser procedure applied to the drains inside of the eyes.
Some doctors will use this treatment at earlier stages of glaucoma. Be aware that slt may not lower eye pressures enough so that patients still need to use pressure lowering drops like travatan z.
Dr. Richard Wieder
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Dr. Aaron Cohn
Ophthalmology

In brief: Travatan sinks eye

All prostaglandin analogs can cause sunken eye appearance or prostaglandin associates periorbitopapathy.
The fat pads are thinned out and this type of medication had been used by body builders to help with definition. The side effect is quite common but of variable amounts based on individual genetics and length of use.

In brief: Travatan sinks eye

All prostaglandin analogs can cause sunken eye appearance or prostaglandin associates periorbitopapathy.
The fat pads are thinned out and this type of medication had been used by body builders to help with definition. The side effect is quite common but of variable amounts based on individual genetics and length of use.
Dr. Aaron Cohn
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