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What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a disease that can damage the eye’s optic nerve. It usually develops when fluid pressure inside the eye (or eye pressure) slowly rises, causing high eye pressure, or ocular hypertension. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness.

What is LUMIGAN® 0.01%?

LUMIGAN® 0.01% is a prescription eye drop approved to lower eye pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or high eye pressure (ocular hypertension).

How is LUMIGAN® 0.01% thought to work?

Although the exact way LUMIGAN® 0.01% may work is unknown, it is thought to reduce eye pressure in 2 ways.

IOP=intraocular pressure.

INDICATION

LUMIGAN® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.01% is used for the reduction of high eye pressure, also called intraocular pressure (IOP), in people with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Do not use LUMIGAN® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.01% if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.

LUMIGAN® 0.01% can cause increased brown coloring of the iris, which may be permanent. LUMIGAN® 0.01% can cause darkening of the eyelid skin and eyelashes, which may be reversible after treatment is stopped. The long-term effects of increased dark coloring are not known.

LUMIGAN® 0.01% may slowly increase the growth and thickness of eyelashes, which are usually reversible after treatment is stopped.

Prostaglandin analogs, including bimatoprost, have been reported to cause inflammation inside the eye. Also, treatment with LUMIGAN® 0.01% may make existing inflammation worse.

Macular edema (swelling of the macula), including cystoid macular edema, has been reported during treatment with bimatoprost ophthalmic solution. LUMIGAN® 0.01% should be used with caution in patients without a natural lens, in patients with a torn posterior lens capsule who have an artificial lens implant, or in patients with known risk factors for macular edema.

Avoid allowing the tip of the dispensing bottle to touch the eye, anything around the eye, fingers, or any other surface to avoid contamination by common bacteria known to cause eye infections. Using contaminated solutions can cause serious damage to the eye and loss of vision.

If you have eye surgery, eye trauma or infection, or develop any eye reactions, immediately consult with your physician about continuing the use of LUMIGAN® 0.01%.

LUMIGAN® 0.01% contains an ingredient that may be absorbed by and cause discoloration of soft contact lenses. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using LUMIGAN® 0.01%. Then wait 15 minutes after using LUMIGAN® 0.01% before you put your contacts back into your eyes.

The most common side effect is eye redness. Other side effects include growth of eyelashes and itchy eyes.

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