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Having Glaucoma. Does using Timolol and Latantrost eye drops cause side effects? Causes swelling underneath eyes?

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Can using Timolol and Latantrost eye drops for glaucoma cause any side effects. An it cause swelling uderneath the eyes.
Posted Mon, 1 Jul 2013 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Answered by Dr. N. K. Misra 17 days later
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Both the drugs have their set of side effects.

Timolol can lead to Ocular irritation, transient blurred vision,photophobia,conjunctivitis,blepharitis, contact dermatitis, eye lid redness.,
The systemic side effects are decreased heart rate,hypotension,depression,decreased libido,impotence,
woserned lipid profile,insomnia.

Latanoprost : Conjunctival hyperemia,foreign body sensation, eye lash lengthening, thickening and hyperpigmentation. Iris hyperpigmentation, Hyperpigmented periorbital skin, Cystoid macular oedema, Anterior uveitis, conjunctival hyperpigmentation
Systemic: Occasional headache, precipitation of migraine, skin rash, mild upper respiratory tract symptoms.

Having stated all the side effects, you have to understand that all these are probable side effects and occur in very few patients. And the medications should be continued.

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