Patient Education

Medications

LumiganĀ®
Generic name

Bimatoprost

Concentration

0.03%

Mechanism of action

This prostaglandin analog enhances aqueous humor outflow through the trabecular meshwork and uveoscleral routes, thus lowering the pressure in the eye.

Indications

Treatment of open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

Dosage

Instill one drop of bimatoprost ophthalmic solution into the affected eye(s) once daily—preferably in the evening.

Use with caution in patients with/during:
  1. Renal or hepatic impairment
  2. Aphakic patients, pseudophakic patients with torn posterior lens capsule, and patients with known risk factors for macular edema
  3. Ocular inflammation (e.g., uveitis)
  4. Pregnancy or breastfeeding
Side effects
  • Conjunctival hyperemia
  • Eyelash growth and darkening
  • Ocular itching or dryness
  • Visual disturbance
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Increased ocular pigmentation
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Superficial keratitis
  • Photophobia
  • Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Headache
  • Abnormal liver function test
  • Asthenopia
  • Hirsutism
  • Eyelid erythema
  • Ocular irritation
  • Eye discharge
  • Tearing
  • Increased iris pigmentation
  • Conjunctival edema