Glaucoma damages eye’s optic nerve. It occurs when fluid builds up in the front part of the eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in the eye, which can result in vision loss and blindness.
About three million Americans have glaucoma, but only half of them know that they have glaucoma. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in people aged 60 years and over. In early stage of glaucoma, usually it doesn’t have any symptoms and it progresses slowly. Timely detection and treatment (with glaucoma eye drops, glaucoma surgery or both) can help preserve your vision.
Bimatoprost is an analogue of the naturally occurring prostamide. In glaucoma, the build up of pressure in the eye is caused by a blockage in the draining system for the eye fluid called aqueous humour, which is produced continually to maintain normal eye pressure. Bimatoprost increases the flow of aqueous humour out of the eye through tissue called the trabecular network, which is the conventional drainage route for the aqueous, by reducing resistance to outflow of aqueous humour and opening up the trabecular mesh for fluid drainage. As the flow of fluid into and out of the eye becomes balanced again, the pressure in the eye is lowered and this reduces the risk of damage to the optic nerve and loss of sight that can happen if glaucoma is left untreated.
Careprost Eye Drops
Careprost eye drops contain the active ingredient bimatoprost (0.03%), in a form of ophthalmic solution (0.3mg/ml w/v) used to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma. It also contains sodium phosphate dibasic, sodium chloride, citric acid monohydrate, purified water and the preservative benzalkonium chloride; sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid may be added to adjust PH.
Careprost eye drops are also used to treat hypotrichosis (eyelash growth is abnormal or not sufficient to give you adequate or enough eyelashes).
How To Use Careprost Eye Drops In Glaucoma
Use Careprost eye drops by applying one drop into the affected eye, once daily, preferably in the evening. Contact lenses should be removed before applying Careprost eye drops. You should continue to use your Careprost eye drops daily for as long as recommended by your doctor, which may be for several months or years, as they will help maintain normal eye pressure but will not cure glaucoma.
How To Use Careprost Eye Drops For Growing Eyelashes
Use Careprost eye drops once at night by applying to the base of the upper eye lashes of each eye. Do not apply to the lower lid and other areas with Careprost eye drops, as this may result in unwanted hair growth. Ensure that your face is clean and makeup and contact lenses are removed, before applying Careprost eye drops. On using an eyeliner brush as an applicator, ensure that it is clean before each application. Put a drop of Careprost close to the tip of your brush and immediately apply across the skin of the upper eyelid margin where the eyelashes meet the skin, starting from the inner part of your lash line to the outer part of your lash line. Any extra solution should be blotted with a tissue. If solution get into your eye, there is no need to rinse the eye, it does not harm the eye. Contact lenses should be removed before applying Careprost eye drops. You may reinsert your contact lenses 5 minutes after application of the Careprost. To avoid contamination by bacteria known to cause infections, ensure that the tip of the bottle or brush does not come into contact with fingers or any other matter. Begin to see results within 8 weeks with maximum eyelash growth by 12-16 weeks.
Side Effects Of Careprost Eye Drops
The most commonly reported side effects of Careprost eye drops include: red congested eyes (conjunctival hyperaemia), growth of eyelashes, itching, irritation or inflammation of the eye (conjunctivitis) and eyelid (blepharitis), sensitivity to light, an increase in colouring or pigment of area around eye, visual changes, eyelash darkening, darkening of the iris, headache, dizziness.