Latanoprost & itchy eye area

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i was on Cosopt & Latanoprost but i was reassessed & told i was on too high of a dosage. So for last 6mths been on only Latanoprost. 

My right eye in corner does itch and there is a slight discoloration.

Any ideas? Can i use skin lightening cream?

i just want to sort this before whole area is discolored.

thank you

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    Quite honestly I  would never ever put anything near or in my eye unless I had been thoroughly examined by a qualified  ophthalmologist or a dermaologist if the disclouration is confined to the skin near your eye..

    ​Your eyes are precious . What does your opthalmologist or GP or  dermatologist say?

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    This may be something you have to put up with as it can be a side effect of Latanaprost.

     Definitely NO! do not put skin lightening cream anywhere near your eyes.  It contains a bleaching agent and you will probably cause severe irritation on the senstive eye area.

    You may need something from your doctor or ophthalmologist if the itching does not stop.

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    Hi again Kimla

    Further to my posting I would lie to add.

    As Marina has said never put anything near your eyes.​Some products can give off fumes irritant to the eyes. Bleach is one of them and as Marina has already stated bleach is a component of lightening creams.

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    thank you all. i was just worried i look like i have a black eye or darkening in that area. i have an eye appmt thurs so i will ask.

    thank you all so much.

    very much appreciated

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