What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is optic nerve damage due to increased pressure in the eye. There are different types of glaucoma that include open-angle glaucoma, angle-closure glaucoma, congenital glaucoma, and secondary glaucoma. Symptoms for each type vary.

Treatments include surgery, eye drops, and medication. Common drug classes used to treat glaucoma are adrenergic agonists, alpha agonist / beta blocker combinations, beta blockers, carbonic anhydrase inhibitor / beta blocker combinations, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, cholinergic agonists, and prostaglandins.

Savings Tips for Glaucoma

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Popular Glaucoma Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Prostaglandins 12 See Prices
Beta Blockers 9 See Prices
Beta Blockers 9 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Glaucoma Drug Classes

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