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Travatan Uses

Travatan is used for treating high eye pressure and open-angle glaucoma. It is a prescription eyedrop approved to decrease eye pressure in people with these conditions to help prevent damage to the optic nerve. Healthcare providers may also sometimes recommend the drug "off-label" to treat other types of glaucoma. There are currently no approved Travatan uses for children.

Understanding What Travatan Is Used For

Travatan® (travoprost ophthalmic solution) is a prescription eyedrop used to reduce eye pressure in people with high eye pressure (ocular hypertension) or open-angle glaucoma.
 
In April 2010, Alcon, Inc., announced that it would no longer be making regular Travatan. However, Travatan Z (which contains a gentler preservative) will continue to be available.
 
Not everyone with high eye pressure has glaucoma. For instance, people may have high eye pressure without yet having any damage to the optic nerve, especially early in the course of the disease. However, high eye pressure should be treated, since it can lead to glaucoma. Effectively treating the condition can help prevent glaucoma.
 
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 (see Types of Glaucoma).
 
Although there is no cure for open-angle glaucoma, symptoms can usually be controlled. The most common treatments are:
 
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