Alternatives to Cosopt

 

 

Submitted by AyaRadwan on Tue, 05/26/2020 - 17:41
Country
Egypt
Age
31
Gender
Female
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?

Lasik in my right eye only in 2007 and also made express shunt in my right eye only (glaucoma surgery) in 2016.

 

Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?

Glaucoma in my right eye 

Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?

Cosopt or Azarga twice per day every 12 hours 

Do you use any eye drops?
Yes

Question

 

 

Hi,

Now I’m not in Egypt I’m in Maldives for work, I cannot find my eye drop (cosopt / azarga) so what is the substitute for them?

2nd question, can i do skydiving or sea diving or not?

Thanks

 

Answer

 

Thanks for your Question

Cosopt or azarga have Dorzolamide plus timolol are active ingredients so you can ask the pharmacist for alternatives with these two ingredients.

I wouldn't recommend skydiving or deep sea diving for patients with glaucoma surgery as this might increase the ocular venous pressure which affects the intraocular pressure.

 

 

 

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