GLAUCOMA DROPS: RHOPRESSA
written by Dr. William McSwain
Rhopressa (netarsudil 0.02%) – This medicine lowers the eye pressure primarily by improving the ease with which the fluid drains out of the eye.
SIDE EFFECTS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Some patients notice burning and stinging in the eye when the drop is put in. Redness is noted in about half the patients who use this drop. Less common side effects include conjunctival hemorrhage, corneal verticillata (deposits on the cornea), blurred vision, eyelid swelling, and tearing.
MINIMIZING THE RISK OF SIDE EFFECTS:
After administering a drop, keep the eye closed for two minutes and gently compress (with a tissue, if desired) the area over the tear duct near the inner corner of the eyelids. This will make the medication less likely to get into the bloodstream and affect other parts of the body by preventing it from draining from your eye into your nose and the back of your throat.
DOSAGE: 1 x daily at bedtime