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I have diagnosed with intraocular hypertension and was

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Greetings, I have diagnosed with intraocular hypertension and was prescribed carteolol HCL 2% Whenever I use it, it burns a lot. I tried using artificial tears before administering it. Is it normal for it to burn? When should I use it (in the morning/at night)?If I discontinue using that will there be any complications? Thanks..

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It is common for eye irritation and burning sensation to occur with the use of Carteolol eye drops. But this is a temporary phenomenon and should disappear with regular use. It is alright to use it with lubricating eye drops . Please do not discontinue use of this medicine without the consent of your ophthalmologist. It would have helped to know the reason why intraocular pressure should have increased leading to ocular hypertension. If the intraocular pressure is not kept under control( below 20 mm of Hg) with medicines, then it can have irreversible optic nerve damage in the long run( beyond years). So do keep in touch with your ophthalmologist and let him know if the burning sensation continues beyond weeks of regular use .

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