Using Travoprost Eye Drops

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I have recently been diagnosed with early signs of Glaucoma and have been prescribed Travoprost eye drops. After just two days of using these drops, my eyes have haemorrhaged and are red, my pupils wont open and remain small, making it dificult to see in the light I have headaches and its taken some colour from both pupils.

All these side effects are mentioned in the leaflet, why, then do these eye drops continue to be dispensed? I want to know if these effects are permanent.

I am about to go on a once in a lifetime holiday to Hawaii for a special occasion, and I cannot see properly, and have blood shot eyes.

Be very careful about using these eye drops without finding out if the side effects are permanent - and if they are - dont use them.

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    Hi Nana, I too am suffering from migraine headaches and now realise that it is possible due to using Travoprost eye drops so your comments were really valuable for me. I have never been a headachy person and was not sure of the cause of pain during the last two weeks. I was told that Travoprost was the best prevention for Glaucoma but what use is that when you have blinding headaches causing many sleepless nights? One page I googled said that it could also cause blindness, heart palpitations (I have a heart murmer) and severe stomach problems along with loss of bladder control etc etc. I too am shocked that this medication is being prescribed when the side effects are so debilitating and am waiting for the eye hospital to get back to me with a safer (i hope) alternative. I hope you had a nice time in Hawai and would welcome any comments on the replacement medication that you are using.

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    Hi Nana,

    If I were you, I would call your doctor or specialist and tell him of your symptoms and he may prescribe aother drop, I have had sevral until I found Azopt, it is very gentle and I have no side effects from them, it's worth a try. Good luck.

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    Hi Nana, I have been on Travaprost for a few years and the only side effect I had was my lashes grew longer (a welcomed one). Now my presures have risen to 23 and I have been prescribed Brinzolamide to use as well as Travaprost. I'm hoping it takes my pressures down, and doesn't give me any side effects. I have never seen a list of side effects longer than the ones for these two eye drops. But not everyone gets them.
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    i was on these for a few months but my specialist changed them to Lumigan and pressure has been ok since and also these dont need to be kept in the fridge

     

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