Also, known as Lumigan or Latisse, Bimatoprost is a medication used to treat glaucoma and high eye pressure. It works to get rid of eye aqueous fluid, which is a combination of water, electrolytes, amino acids and other substances. This treatment is administered via eye drops, and it is only available via a doctor’s prescription. It’s been available for use in the United States since 2001.
One of Bimatoprost’s most common side effects is conjunctival hyperemia or pink eye. This occurs whenever the eye’s white area gets inflamed. It can also make eyes itchy and dry. A more severe side effect is restricted or blurred eyesight.
This medication is often used to treat a specific type of glaucoma called open-angle glaucoma when no other treatments are adequate. It is also a popular treatment used for hypotrichosis to make eyelashes grow longer and thicker.