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I have mild glaucoma in left eye.....doctor gave me Latanophrost

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I have mild glaucoma in left eye.....doctor gave me Latanophrost 0.005% to put in both eyes. I have bin taking it for about a year. went to eye doctor the other day and was told eye pressure was up. 20 in left and21 in right. he now gave me Combigan 2.5 ml besides the first one. Latanophrost only once at bed time . the new one burns my eyes real bad and the eye ball hurts and than it gives me a Headache. my eyes feel like there is something in it. I have had the Combigan since june 11 2013. Called Doctor today. out of office left word. I am a 69 year old female and do not like taking all kinds of meds. my mother had Glaucoma also in left eye. I due not have cataracts yet. second op.please thank you
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Expert:  Dr. Tom replied 1 year ago.

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Dr. Tom : It appears that you have gone off-line. So I will try to provide the second opinion that you ask for. I will try to provide you with some useful information. When it becomes necessary for your ophthalmologist to add an additional medication to lower your high pressure into a safe range,Combigan Is an excellent choice. In my practice over many years we have Successfully used Combigan In scores of patients with similar findings as yours. It is fairly common that for a week or two after the introduction of a new medication there are side effects as you have described. We ask our patients to tolerate these symptoms until your eyes adjust to the new medication. But for the grainy or sandy feeling you have discribed, we often recommend Supplementing the tear film three or four times a day with an artificial tear lubricant, such as Systane. So the good news is that you have a very good probability of obtaining lower pressures in your eyes and adapting to the new medication. Please give it time. And if you have any other questions please don't hesitate to ask them before you check out. I hope this has helped you with your question, but I am certainly willing to standby to answer anything else you would like to ask. If this satisfies your question, Please be sure to click the positive rating before you leave the JustAnswer site.
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Expert:  Dr. Tom replied 1 year ago.

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thanks I will try but it is iritating

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