Updated on June 15, 2021
Medication Treatment for Open Angle Glaucoma
Treatment is required when there is evidence of optic nerve damage and/or visual field loss due to glaucoma caused by eye pressures being too high in your eye. Your ophthalmologist will discuss the treatment option most suitable for you.
The goals of glaucoma treatment are to
- maintain a target eye pressure most suitable for your eye (normal eye pressure is 10-21 mmHg)
- reduce any further damage to your optic nerve
- maintain and preserve your visual field (and prevent further loss of vision)
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Eye Drops Medication
All medications may have mild side effects so it is important to discuss with your ophthalmologist if you cannot tolerate the side effects from your glaucoma eyedrops. Never change or stop taking your glaucoma medications without telling your ophthalmologist. Remember to get a prescription if you are going to travel abroad or away on holiday.
|Class of Medication||Generic Name||Brand Names|
|Alpha Agonist||Brimonidine 0.15%, 0.2%||Alphagan Brimochek|
|Beta Blocker||Timolol 0.5%||Betimolol Timolol Timolol-Pos Timoptol Timoptic Acculol Timo-comod Tiamol Timabak|
|Carbonic Anhydrase||Dorzolamide2%||Trusopt Lamisopt Truvex|
|Prostaglandin Analog||Bimatoprost 0.01%||Lumigan|
|Latanoprost 0.005%||Xalatan Lanotan Latacris Latandrops Latochek Prosdrop Xalavex|
|Combination||Dorzolamide 2% & Timolol||Cosopt Covex Lamisopt Plus|
|Brinzolamide & Brimonidine||Simbrinza|
|Travoprost & Timolol||Duotrav|
|Brinzolamide & Timolol||Azarga|
|Brimonidine & Timolol||Brimochek-T Combigan|
|Bimatoprost & Timolol||Ganfort|
|Latanoprost & Timolol||Xalacom Latochek-T Timovex|
|Tafluprost & Timolol||Tapcom|
It is important to undergo Glaucoma Eye Examination by your eye doctor regularly (between every 3-6 months) to monitor your eye pressures (if you are at risk) and/or glaucoma control (if you are on glaucoma treatment).
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