Some FAQs on Lumigan Eye Drops

Some FAQs on Lumigan Eye Drops

How do Lumigan Eye Drops work?

Lumigan is a prostaglandin eye drop that helps drain fluid and release pressure from inside the eye. When the fluid is released into the bloodstream, the eye pressure gradually goes down.

What is Lumigan Eye Drop used for?

Lumigan Eye Drop is usually prescribed to patients with high pressure in the eye caused by ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma.

What are the typical doses of Lumigan?

 Patients are advised to place 1 drop in the affected eye(s) once daily in the evening. You should remember that Lumigan Eye Drop is not FDA-approved for use in children under 16 years old.

Does Lumigan make eyelashes grow?

Lumigan can make you grow more eyelashes or cause your current eyelashes to become longer and thicker. This is why many eye cosmetics and medications such as Latisse contain the main ingredient, bimatoprost, which is specifically for people who don’t have enough eyelashes.

What are the precautions and tips for Lumigan?

Wash your hands before putting Lumigan as any contamination can cause infection in the eyes. Don’t let the tip of the dropper come in contact with your eyes, hands, or any other surface.

  • If you wear contact lenses, remember to remove them before putting the drops and wait 15 minutes to put them back in your eyes.
  • After placing a drop in the eye, close your eye and press one finger to the inner corner of your eye for 1 minute. This helps to make sure your eye absorbs the drop.
  • If you are using Lumigan Eye Drop along with other eye drops, make sure to keep a gap of 5 minutes between each drop to give your eyes time to absorb each medication.
  • Make sure to use this medication as instructed by the doctor. Even if you don’t notice any difference in your symptoms or vision after some days of use. Do not stop the medications without consulting a doctor.
  • Do not put Lumigan drop more than the prescribed dose. Taking this medication once daily can actually show positive results.