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Bimatoprost (Into the eye)

The eyedrops reduce pressure inside the eye. The eyelash solution helps eyelashes grow.

What works?

Learn more about the effects of these drugs. The most reliable research is summed up for you in our featured article.

Bimatoprost ophthalmic (eye) drop is used to treat certain diseases of the eye like open-angle glaucoma and ocular (eye) hypertension which occurs in many people as they grow older. Glaucoma is caused by high pressure in your eye and can lead to pain from pressure in your eye and then can eventually harm your vision. This medicine can help you keep your sight by reducing the pressure in your eye… Read more
Brand names include
Latisse, Lumigan
Drug classes About this
Antiglaucoma, Ophthalmologic Agent

What works? Research summarized

Evidence reviews

A meta-analysis of therapy comparison between bimatoprost and timolol in ocular hypertension eye

Bibliographic details: Ge Y, Wang L, Cheng J, Huang Z.  A meta-analysis of therapy comparison between bimatoprost and timolol in ocular hypertension eye. Chinese Ophthalmic Research 2009; 27(12): 1120-1125

Meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials comparing bimatoprost with latanoprost in patients with elevated intraocular pressure

This review concluded that bimatoprost is more effective in reducing morning elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) than latanoprost, and at achieving the target IOP at 3 months. Both treatments were generally well tolerated. Given several considerations with the included studies, such as clinical differences between the studies and limitations with the data synthesis, the authors’ conclusions may not be reliable.

Topical medicine instillation techniques for glaucoma

The aim of this Cochrane Review was to find out if the way that people with glaucoma put eye drops in makes a difference in how well the eye drops work. Cochrane researchers collected and analyzed all relevant studies to answer this question and found two studies.

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Summaries for consumers

Topical medicine instillation techniques for glaucoma

The aim of this Cochrane Review was to find out if the way that people with glaucoma put eye drops in makes a difference in how well the eye drops work. Cochrane researchers collected and analyzed all relevant studies to answer this question and found two studies.

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