Lacoma PF eye drops 2.5ml Online
Lacoma PF Eye Drop (latanoprost) is a medicine for the eyes that comes in the form of eye drops. It contains the active ingredient prostaglandin analogue that is used for containing the pressure in the eye. Those individuals who have excessive pressure in the eyes (called ocular hypertension) or suffer from open-angle glaucoma. Aqueous humuor maintains the optimum pressure levels in the eye. Aqueous humour is a liquid, produced by the ciliary body. There is constant flow of the liquid in our eyes, with special pathways know as the trabecular network. When there is an obstruction in these channels, the aqueous humour fails to drain out and starts building up leading to a rise in ocular pressure. If this pressure keeps on rising, it can cause harm and possible damage to the nerves in the eye. This could even lead to vision problems and complete loss of the same. What Lacoma PF Eye Drop (latanoprost) does is to act like the natural secretion prostaglandin. These aid the timely draining of the excess aqeues humour. Naturally therefore the ocular pressure is kept under check due to this. Thus further complications associated with conditions such as glaucoma are averted.
How to use Lacoma PF Eye Drop
This medicine is for external use only.Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.
Before using Lacoma PF (latanoprost) eye drops
Some medicines are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and sometimes a medicine may only be used if extra care is taken. For these reasons, before you start using Lacoma PF Eye Drop (latanoprost) it is important that your doctor or pharmacist knows:
- If you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding.
- If you have had surgery on your eye to replace or remove the lens (such as cataract removal).
- If you have ever had a viral infection in your eye (such as herpes simplex).
- If you wear contact lenses or use other eye drops.
- If you have breathing problems.
- If you are taking or using any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine or another eye drop.
How to use Lacoma PF (latanoprost) eye drops
- Wash your hands before you use the drops.
- Remove the cap.
- Tilt your head back a little and pull the lower lid of your eye out to form a pocket.
- Hold the bottle upside down near to your eye.
- Apply enough pressure to the bottle to release one drop into your eye. Try not to touch your eye as you do this. (Do not use more than one drop – using several drops does not improve your glaucoma but will increase the risk of side-effects).
- Close your eye for a minute or two, and press gently on the side of your nose where the corner of your eye meets your nose. This helps to stop the drop from draining away and keeps it in your eye.
- Repeat the process in your other eye if you have been told to use the drops in both eyes.
- Replace the cap.
Lacoma PF Eye Drop (latanoprost) Side Effects
Side effects are a normal part of any drug. However not all side effects will be found in every patient. Likewise the severity of side effects is also variable across patients. Hence when taking any drug such as Lacoma PF Eye Drop (latanoprost), being aware of the likely side effects is a good idea. Lacoma PF Eye Drop (latanoprost) can cause certain side effects such as:
- Irritation in the eye
- Tingling sensation in the eyes
- Momentary blurriness in eyes
- Redness of the eyes
- A slight rash or pain in the eyes
- Swelling of the eyelids, iris or the frontal portion of eyes
- Macular edema
- Changes in the eyelashes (thickening or darkening)
- Darkened eyelids
- Edema of the cornea
- Breathlessness or asthma related problems
- Giddiness and headache
- Pain in the chest
Patients must always tell their ophthalmic doctor about the side effects, even if they might be expected. It is possible that the doctor might advise on lessening the side effects or at least managing them well.