Lumigan, and the generic alternative Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution are eye drops are used to treat certain types of glaucoma, ocular hypertension and other causes of high pressure inside the eye. Lowering high pressure inside the eye can help to prevent blindness. Lumigan can also be prescribed to treat eyelash hypotrichosis. It can be used on the upper eyelashes to increase their growth, making them longer, thicker and darker.
Bimatoprost eye drops works by regulating the flow of fluid from within the eye by increasing the amount of fluid draining away from the eye. It helps to lower high pressure in the eye to maintain a normal pressure, helping to prevent blindness.
Always read the patient information and instructions carefully before using this medication.
Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Also be aware that:
Common side-effects may include but are not limited to:
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following side-effects:
Q: How do you apply Lumigan
A: Wash your hands before use. Tilt back your head, and pressing your fingers gently below the lower eyelid to create a pocket. Hold the dropper above the eye and squeeze a drop out. Do not blink and keep your eye closed for 2 to 3 minutes to allow the medication to be absorbed. Remove any excess solution after this time with a clean tissue.
Q: What are the side-effects of Lumigan?
A: The most common side-effects of Lumigan are eye redness or itching, feeling as if something is in your eye and increased sensitivity to light. You may also have a gradual change in eye colour and eyelash thickness.
Q: Does Lumigan help with eyelash growth?
A: Lumigan may be prescribed to treat eyelash hypotrichosis which is a condition indicated by an inadequate amount of eyelashes. It can be used on the upper eyelashes to increase their growth, making them longer, thicker and darker.
Q: What strength of Lumigan is available?
A: Both Lumigan and the generic Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution is available in 0.01% and 0.03% in a range of quantities.