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My 95 year old mother is being treated for glaucoma with an

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My 95 year old mother is being treated for glaucoma with an eye drop called "timolin". Since using these drops, she has been experiencing what she calls "hallucinations" (illusions??). Can these images be a side effect of the eye drops? Thank you.
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The medication is called Timolol.

The main side effect if it gets into the main blood supply is lowering the heart rate and possibility blood pressure. Hallucinations are not a common side effect. In cases of low blood pressure, it may cause altered mentation.

I'd recommend you contact her ophthalmologist. You may be able to switch to a different medication.

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