The medication 9 PM Eye drops 2.5ml are prescribed to patients suffering from glaucoma and ocular hypertension to help decrease the pressure in the eyes, which could damage the vision and cause acute blindness.
The medication lowers the pressure in the eyes by helping the blood flow from the eyes to the blood.
Composition of 9 PM Eye Drops
The 9 PM Eye Drops 2.5 ml contains latanoprost (0.005% w/v), benzalkonium chloride IP (0.02% w/v) used as a preservative and an isotonic aqueous vehicle.
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a state in which the optic nerve is damaged. The main cause of glaucoma is increased pressure in the eye and is often hereditary in nature.
The increased pressure in the eye, also known as intraocular pressure can damage the optic nerve, which is responsible for sending images to the brain. If the damage aggravates, it could lead to permanent vision loss or total blindness in a few years.
In the initial stages, glaucoma has no symptoms or pain, therefore it is necessary to go for regular eye checkups so the doctor can diagnose and treat glaucoma before it causes vision loss or total blindness.
- Redness in the eyes
- Pain in the eye
- Upset stomach
- Blurry vision
- Seeing halos around lights
Types of glaucoma
There are several types of glaucoma, but the four most common types are:
- Open-angle Glaucoma- It is the most common type of glaucoma, accounting for almost 90% of glaucoma cases. It is also called primary or chronic glaucoma. Also call it open-angle glaucoma because the angle between the cornea and the iris is open and wide, which results in the slow clogging of the drainage canals in the eyes.
- Angle-closure glaucoma- Angle-closure glaucoma is rarer than open-angle glaucoma. It's called angle-closure glaucoma because the angle between the iris and cornea is narrow and closed. It happens due to the blockage in the drainage canals that is responsible for the sudden rise in pressure inside the eyes.
What is Ocular Hypertension?
Ocular Hypertension is a state in which the pressure in the eyes, also called intraocular pressure, is higher than normal. The range of normal eye pressure is 10-21mm Hg, in the condition of ocular hypertension the pressure is above 21mm Hg.
Ocular hypertension is a term that is used to describe patients that need to be observed carefully than the rest of the population for the onset of glaucoma.
The excess production or improper drainage of the fluid in the eyes is what is responsible for the high-pressure levels. These high-pressure levels if not reduced could cause optic nerve damage which results in permanent vision loss or total blindness.
How do 9 PM Eye Drops work
9 PM Eye Drops 2.5ml is a prostaglandin inhibitor, that works by increasing the outflow of the fluid from the eyes to the bloodstream, thereby lowering the pressure inside the eyes.
- Change in eyelashes
- Increased sensitivity to the light
- Burning sensation in the eye
- Eye itching
- Foreign body sensation
- Stinging in the eyes
How to Use 9 PM Eye Drops
Wash your hands properly before applying 9 PM eye drops. Use this as suggested by your health expert. Also, check the label for direction before use. Do not touch the dropper. Hold the dropper near to your eyes and squeeze the medicine into the eyes gently also clean the extra liquid.
- Inform your health expert if you have any allergies.
- It is recommended not to use any machinery or drive any vehicle after using this medicine because this may cause blurry vision.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding so discuss the risks with your doctor
- Do not drink alcohol while taking 9 PM eye drops. Also, please inform your health expert beforehand.
- Do not use this medication longer than the directed time period.
- What happens if I forgot to take the dose?
Ans. If you miss a dose then take it as soon as you remember. Skip the dose if the time for the next dose is near. Do not use extra medicine to cover for the missed doses.
- What happens if I overdose?
Ans. Go to the doctor immediately in case of an overdose.
- Can you use contact lenses while taking 9 Pm eye drops?
Ans. Yes, you can wear contact lenses while taking this medication. However, remove your contact lenses before putting the medication in the eye.