1. What is LUMIGAN® 0.01% (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution)?
LUMIGAN® 0.01% is an FDA-approved prescription medication used for the treatment of high eye pressure, also called elevated intraocular pressure, IOP, in people with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. When you pick up your prescription make sure you receive LUMIGAN® 0.01% as your doctor prescribed.
2. Is there a cure for open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension?
There is no cure for open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension, but studies show that lowering high eye pressure can help reduce the risk of developing glaucoma-related vision loss.6,10,11 That’s why early detection and daily treatment to lower eye pressure are very important. Remember, high eye pressure can slowly but permanently damage your optic nerve before you notice any change in vision.2
3. Why did my doctor choose LUMIGAN® 0.01% therapy?
A common treatment to reduce high eye pressure is prescription eyedrops. Your doctor prescribed once-daily LUMIGAN® 0.01% ophthalmic solution, an FDA-approved medication proven to lower high eye pressure in newly diagnosed or already-treated patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
4. How do I use LUMIGAN® 0.01%?
If you have been diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension, it is important to continue your LUMIGAN® 0.01% therapy even if you feel fine. Don’t skip or stop treatment (unless you have spoken to your doctor). Committing to taking your medication every day exactly as prescribed is a fundamental part of treating high eye pressure. Remembering to use your eyedrops is easier if you make it part of your daily routine.
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5. What are the most common side effects of LUMIGAN® 0.01%?
In a 12-month clinical study with LUMIGAN® 0.01%, the most common adverse reactions were eye redness (hyperemia) (31%), eyelash growth, and itchy eyes. If you develop persistent eye itching, consult your doctor. In clinical studies, approximately 1.6% of patients stopped therapy due to eye redness with LUMIGAN® 0.01%. If you develop a new ocular condition, you should immediately seek your doctor’s advice concerning the continued use of LUMIGAN® 0.01%.
6. What can I do to manage my open-angle glaucoma or high eye pressure?
The most common treatment to reduce high eye pressure is prescription eyedrops. LUMIGAN® 0.01% is an FDA-approved prescription medication used for the treatment of high eye pressure, also called IOP, in people with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. If your doctor has prescribed LUMIGAN® 0.01% ophthalmic solution, do not stop taking it without talking to your doctor first.