Travoprost for Eyelash Growth

19 Dec
2017
By Marie

Travoprost is a pharmaceutical drug used for increasing the fluid drainage through the eye’s natural drain. The eye drops effectively increase pressure in the eye caused by open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension in the eye. These eye conditions are caused by elevated pressure within the eye, which can lead to vision loss. The exact way how Travoprost works is still not known but is believed to reduce intraocular pressure by increasing uveoscleral outflow.

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Travoprost is a prostaglandin analogue, which is used as an ocular hypotensive agent in glaucoma patients. Hypertrichosis of the eyelashes has been reported in such patients as a side effect. It has been revealed that the Travoprost ophthalmic solution may gradually change the appearance of eyelashes in the treated eye. These changes include an increase in the length, thickness, pigmentation, and number of eyelashes. Today, only Bimatoprost is approved clinically for growing eyelashes. It has been shown to significantly increase the length, darkness, and thickness of eyelashes. Bimatoprost is a most popular medication for treating eyelash hypertrichosis. Additional research using on Travoprost can perform in the future to identify whether or not this prostaglandin analogue induces eyelash growth as well as investigate other possible adverse effects associated with the medication.

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