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I have been placed on Pilocarpine for glaucoma. The side effects

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I have been placed on Pilocarpine for glaucoma. The side effects are temporary blurred vision. How long does the blurred vision last?

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What was the need to start pilocarpine when you were already on Alphagan and Lumigan eye drops ( bot being very effective eye medications with different mechanisms of action)?

Customer:

They are not working for me

Dr. A.S. Desai :

If pilocarpine eye drops have been given temporarily then this side effect of blurring would disappear once the eye drops is withdrawn. The reason why blurring occurs is because of miosis ( constriction of pupils) and induced accomodation ( which causes blurred distance vision but improves near vision to some extent).

Dr. A.S. Desai :

You can discuss regarding role of laser therapy if the two anti-glaucoma eye drops have been ineffective.

Customer:

How long after the drops are administered should I expect blurred vision?

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Within 30-60 minutes.

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