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My doctor, Dr. Destro, ordered a replacement glaucoma eye drop for dozolamide. It was Azopt which costs over $200.00. I can't afford that. Is there anything else less expensive.

Doctor's Assistant: When was the last time you had your eyes checked? In general, how has your vision been lately?

I had it checked last week. The vision hasn't changed and the pressues is good.

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It depends on what other glaucoma drops you are using but....Yes. There are less expensive drops that might work even better than azopt to lower your pressure. Generic latanoprost is one of them....

But your doctor, who knows your and your glaucoma best, ***** ***** azopt for a reason.

So. What should you do?

I suggest you let Dr. Destro know that you can't afford azopt. She might be able to give you samples, have the drug company give you free or discounted medicine or switch you to something else.

Glaucoma is a irreversible, blinding disease. Not something you should mess around with on your own. It is important to use your drops as directed....but I am sure that I am preaching to the choir here.....

Does this make sense to you?

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