Irritation from some eye drops recommended for treatment of glaucoma
My mother was undergone an glaucoma operation 10 year back. But it was later failed. Now the doctor is treating it with medicines...(1) Eye drop.Rimonid (2) Eye drop. Systane ultra (3) Eye drop. Travacom (4) Eye drop. Timolet (5) Tab. Glo eye (6) and a gel is applied.
Now the problem is , the eye drop Systane (Polyethylene Glycole 400 NF 0.4% w/v, Propylene Glycole USP 0.3% w/v, Preservative: Polyquad (polyquaternium-1) 0.001% w/v)) when administered starts redness and inflammation at the both coners of eye and swelling under the eye. So if you can suggest its alternative so that irritation can be controlled while treating the glaucoma.
Systane is an artificial tear. It is likely that she is developing preservative sensitivity from all of the glaucoma drops. She could try a preservative-free artificial tear. Thera Tears, Refresh, or Optive are good ones. These come in unit dose vials; she may use the drop as often as she needs during the day, and then discards the open vial at the end of the day. She should wait 10 minutes after the glaucoma drops before instilling an artificial tear, so as not to flush out the medicine. She should ask her doctor if one of the glaucoma drops could be causing the redness and inflammation.
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