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High eye pressure can often be relieved with Azopt. This prescription eye medication is specifically designed for people with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. It is only approved for use in adults. A healthcare may use Azopt off-label to treat acute angle-closure glaucoma, even though the medication is not approved for this purpose.

What Is Azopt Used For?

Azopt® (brinzolamide) is a prescription eye drop approved to lower the pressure in the eyes (intraocular pressure) in people with the following conditions:
 
Not everyone with high eye pressure has glaucoma, although high eye pressure can lead to glaucoma. Effectively treating high eye pressure can help prevent glaucoma.
 
Glaucoma is not a single disease. It is actually a group of diseases sharing certain features, such as:
 
  • High pressure within the eye (intraocular pressure)
  • Damage to the optic nerve
  • Loss of peripheral (side) vision
  • Possible blindness.

 

Of all the different types of glaucoma, open-angle glaucoma is by far the most common (see Types of Glaucoma).

 
Although there is no cure for open-angle glaucoma, symptoms can usually be controlled and further damage may be prevented or reduced. The most common glaucoma treatments are:
 
This medication can be used by itself or, if necessary, combined with other types of glaucoma medications or treatments.
 

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