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  • Can you combine glaucoma drops to eliminate need for two doses?

    My partner who has Alzheimer’s and does not want to take her glaucoma drops twice a day. Can you combine two medications to lessen the aggravation of putting the drops in morning and night? 


    Some glaucoma drops are available in a combined form, however most of these are not available as generics. Some accredited compounding pharmacies offer combined forms of two or even three different drops for easier dosing. There is also a newer drug that is implanted in the eye, effectively taking the place of an eye drop for at least a few months. Finally, there are a variety of procedures that can lower the eye pressure and reduce, or sometimes even eliminate, the need for drops. All of these options have their relative advantages and disadvantages. I would recommend discussing this issue further with your partner's ophthalmologist.

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