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Lumigan Uses

Lumigan is used for reducing eye pressure to help prevent damage to the optic nerve. Although the medication is approved for people with open angle glaucoma and high eye pressure, it can also be used "off-label" to treat other types of glaucoma (other than open angle). At this time, there are no Lumigan uses approved for children.

What Is Lumigan Used For?

Lumigan® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) is a prescription eye drop used to lower eye pressure in people with the following conditions:
 
Glaucoma is actually a group of eye diseases that share certain features, including high pressure within the eye, optic nerve damage, and loss of peripheral (side) vision. Sometimes, blindness may occur. Open angle glaucoma is the most common type of glaucoma (see Types of Glaucoma).
 
Although there is no cure for open angle glaucoma, symptoms can usually be controlled. The most common treatments are:
 
Not everyone with high eye pressure has glaucoma. For instance, people may have high eye pressure without any damage to the optic nerve, especially early in the course of the disease process. However, high eye pressure should be treated, since it can lead to glaucoma. Effectively treating high eye pressure can help prevent glaucoma.
 
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