Will my eye pressure go higher than it was before treatment if I stop taking my glaucoma medication?
NOV 22, 2016
Timolol is a beta blocker which lowers eye pressure by decreasing aqueous production (fluid inside the eye that helps the eye keep its shape). This effect has a fairly rapid onset (within 20 minutes) and can last for up to 24 hours after a single dose. There is no evidence with any of the major classes of anti-glaucoma medications that the pressure after stopping the medication will go higher than the pre-treatment pressure. It is always best to have a conversation with your ophthalmologist before stopping any glaucoma medications, unless you are having a severe reaction to the medication.