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Risk Factors & How Glaucoma Is Treated

Risk Factors & How Glaucoma Is Treated

Knowing if you are at risk for glaucoma is an important first step in taking control of your eye health

Take a look at the following checklist. Even if you check just 1 of these boxes, you may be at risk of glaucoma. Be sure to see your eye doctor for regular glaucoma screenings, especially if you are at risk.

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  • High eye pressure

    High eye pressure can damage your optic nerve, which can lead to glaucoma. Once the damage is done, it cannot be reversed. Studies suggest that lowering eye pressure may slow the progression of glaucoma.

  • Over age 60

    Increased age is a risk factor for glaucoma.

  • African American or Hispanic

    Glaucoma is more common in these heritages.

  • Family history

    If you have a parent or sibling with glaucoma, you have an increased chance of developing the disease.

Treating high eye pressure

While high eye pressure is a serious condition, the good news is that it can be treated. Just 1 drop of XALATAN®   (latanoprost ophthalmic solution) in each affected eye every day can help control your eye pressure and may reduce the risk of visual field loss and open-angle glaucoma. Using XALATAN as your doctor prescribes may help you take control of your eye health, so talk to your doctor about XALATAN today.

 
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Important Safety Information

XALATAN® (latanoprost ophthalmic solution) is not recommended in patients with a known hypersensitivity to latanoprost, benzalkonium chloride, or any other ingredients in this product.

XALATAN may slowly cause darkening of the eye color, darkening of the eyelid and eyelashes, and increased growth and thickness of eyelashes. Color changes may increase as long as XALATAN is administered, and eye color changes are likely to be permanent.

There have been reports of bacterial keratitis associated with the use of multiple-dose containers of topical ophthalmic products.

Contact lenses should be removed prior to the administration of XALATAN. Contact lenses can be reinserted 15 minutes following administration of XALATAN.

The most common side effects for XALATAN may include blurred vision, burning and stinging, eye redness, eye itching, the feeling of something in the eye, increased darkening of eye color, irritation of the clear front surface of the eye, or cold or flu.

Indication

XALATAN is a prescription medication for the treatment of high eye pressure/intraocular pressure (IOP) in people with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

Patients should always ask their doctors for medical advice about adverse events.

You may report an adverse event related to Pfizer products by calling 1-800-438-1985 (US only). If you prefer, you may contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directly. The FDA has established a reporting service known as MedWatch where health care professionals and consumers can report serious problems they suspect may be associated with the drugs and medical devices they prescribe, dispense, or use. Visit MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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