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What Is Qoliana Used For?

Taking Qoliana to lower eye pressure caused by open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension are the approved uses for the drug. However, there may be situations in which a healthcare provider decides to recommend these eye drops to treat angle-closure glaucoma, which is an unapproved use. Qoliana works by reducing the amount of fluid in the eye and increasing eye drainage.

An Overview of Uses for Qoliana

Qoliana® (brimonidine tartrate) is a prescription eye drop used to lower the pressure in the eyes (intraocular pressure). Specifically, it is approved to lower eye pressure in people with the following conditions:
  • Ocular hypertension (high eye pressure that is not accompanied by changes in vision or damage to the optic nerve, as would happen with glaucoma).
Not everyone with high eye pressure has glaucoma, although high eye pressure can lead to glaucoma. Therefore, effectively treating high eye pressure can help prevent glaucoma.
Glaucoma is not a single disease. It is actually a group of eye diseases that share certain features, such as:
  • High pressure within the eye (intraocular pressure)
  • Damage to the optic nerve
  • Loss of peripheral (side) vision.
In some cases, 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, and further damage may be prevented or reduced. The most common treatments include:
Qoliana can be used by itself or, if necessary, combined with other types of glaucoma medications or treatments.

Qoliana Medication Information

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