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 Open-Angle Glaucoma - What is Glaucoma & How Does it Affect My Eyes?

What Is Open-Angle Glaucoma, and How Does It Affect My Eyes?

What is open-angle glaucoma?

3 milion Americans have glaucoma.1

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve over time.

Approximately 3 million Americans have glaucoma.1 It is typically characterized by high eye pressure (also known as intraocular pressure, or IOP), which can damage the optic nerve and may eventually lead to permanent vision loss. While glaucoma is a lifelong condition, lowering eye pressure with daily treatment can help reduce the risk of vision loss.

How does glaucoma affect your eyes?

Your eyes naturally contain fluid called aqueous humor that keeps them nourished and healthy. Normally, this fluid flows and drains freely. In patients with glaucoma, the fluid does not drain properly. This buildup of fluid causes increased pressure inside the eye, referred to as elevated intraocular pressure, or IOP. If IOP remains high for an extended period of time, it can permanently damage the optic nerve and may impair your vision.2

If IOP remains high, it can permanently damage the optic nerve and may impair your vision


Indication: COMBIGAN® (brimonidine tartrate/timolol maleate ophthalmic solution) 0.2%/0.5% is approved for reducing elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension who require adjunctive or replacement therapy due to inadequately controlled IOP. COMBIGAN® lowers IOP slightly less than taking both brimonidine tartrate three times a day and timolol maleate two times a day.

Contraindications: COMBIGAN® ophthalmic solution should not be used by patients who have or ever had a reactive airway disease including bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, slow heartbeat, impaired conduction of the heart, heart failure, or impaired pumping of the heart. COMBIGAN® should not be used in patients aged 2 years and younger, or by patients with hypersensitivity to any ingredient in this product.

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