Lumigan 0.01% is used to reduce the high fluid pressure in the eyes. This pressure is generally intraocular pressure, which occurs in the people with open Angle Glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Lowering the high pressure inside the eyes can prevent blindness.
This medicine works by regulating the flow of fluid within the eyes to maintain normal pressure.
Uses of Lumigan
This form of medicine is used to treat patients suffering from intraocular hypertension. It reduces fluid pressure in the eyes.
Open Angle Glaucoma
Used to treat a condition characterized by progressive damage to the optic nerve that may lead to vision loss
Hypotrichosis of the lashes
Lumigan eyelash drops can be used to treat the inadequate amount of eyelashes by increasing the length, thickness and darkness of the eyelashes.
How to Use Lumigan Eye Drops
Lumigan is also used to improve fullness, color and length of the eyelashes in the people with the condition called hypotrichosis. It is a lack of growth of the eyelashes.
Apply this medicine once in the affected eye daily or as directed by your doctor.
Wash your hands thoroughly before applying the drops. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or avoid its contact with any other body parts. If this happens anyways, immediately wash the area of the skin to avoid any reaction.
Tilt your head back, look upward and pull down your eyelids to make a pouch. Drop the drops directly into that pouch and close your eyes for 1-2 minutes.
Place one finger at the corner of the eye and apply a gentle pressure to stop the liquid from draining. Do not rub your eye. Repeat these steps in the other eye if that is affected as well.
Follow the Lumigan dosage strictly as directed by your doctor or as mentioned in the label. In case, you missed a dose, do not take extra medications to make up for the missed ones. Administer the next dose at your regular scheduled time.
If you miss the dose more often, then consider setting an alarm or telling your family member to remind you from time to time.
Bimatoprost contains preservatives that may stain the contact lenses. Remove them if you are wearing before using eye drops. Wait for at least 15 minutes before putting them back again.
Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the cap after each use and keep the cap tightly closed.
If you are using any other eye medications, wait for at least 5 minutes before applying another medicine.
Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit out of it. Use it at the same time each day.
You may experience some side effects of using this medicine. Common side effects of Lumigan include –
- Burning, stinging, irritation, redness or discomfort of the eye
- Dry Eyes, Watery Eyes
- Temporary unstable vision
- Eye Pain
- Eye Swelling
- Blurred vision
- Change in eye color