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Travatan Uses

How Does Travatan Work?

Travatan belongs to a class of medications known as prostaglandins. It works by opening the channels that allow fluid to leave the eye, helping the excess fluid to drain from the eye more easily. By lowering eye pressure, Travatan can help prevent damage to the optic nerve (and the vision loss that accompanies such damage) caused by high eye pressure.

Travatan Use in Children

Travatan is not approved for use in children, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using the drug in children.

Off-Label Travatan Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Travatan for something other than open-angle glaucoma or high eye pressure. At this time, using the medication to treat other types of glaucoma is considered an off-label Travatan use.
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