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Timoptic helps lower eye pressure in people with high eye pressure or chronic open angle glaucoma. It is a type of beta blocker medication that works to lower pressure in the eyes by decreasing the amount of fluid produced by the eye. At this time, there are no uses of Timoptic that are approved for children.

What Is Timoptic Used For?

Timoptic® (timolol maleate) is a prescription eye medication approved to help lower eye pressure in people with the following conditions:
 
Timoptic comes as a solution (in multi-dose or single-use containers) or a gel-forming solution (in multi-dose containers). The gel-forming solution (Timoptic-XE) is used just once daily, while the other products are used once or twice a day.
 
Glaucoma is 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, and possibly blindness. Of all the different types of glaucoma, open angle glaucoma is by far the most common (see Types of Glaucoma).
 
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. Although there is no cure for open angle glaucoma, symptoms can usually be controlled. The most common treatments are:
 
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