Natural prostaglandin, a chemical produced by body reduces intraocular pressure (IOP) in the eye and also increase the growth of eyelashes. Generic Latisse, a synthetic drug made by man is the substitute of natural prostaglandin. It reduces the IOP by facilitating the outflow of aqueous humor from the eye of individuals suffering from narrow angle glaucoma. Due to blockage by the iris the excessive humor or fluid accumulated in the eye may damage optic nerve and gradually result in visual loss. Generic latisse helps in removing the blockage but this is not a permanent solution. It also increases the growth of eyelash hair significantly.
Generic latisse was approved by Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2008.
One drop of Generic Latisse 0.03% is gently applied with the help of applicator evenly along the skin of the upper eyelid every evening. This fetches good result within few weeks and you can see phenomenal growth in your eyelash hair.
For reducing IOP one drop of Generic Latisse 0.03% in the affected eye daily in the evening is sufficient. Frequency in excess can reduce the effect of the medicine. Right administration of the drug shows results in approximately 8 to 12 hours.
Safety measures to be taken
1. Generic Latisse should be taken at least five minutes before or after other eye medicines.
2. Use of generic latisse for eyelash growth may increase or decrease the effect of prostaglandin-like drugs for treatment of IOP
3. Generic latisse contains a chemical that may be absorbed by contact lenses. Therefore it is recommended to insert lenses 15 to 20 minutes after the application of generic latisse.
4. Generic Latisse can cause pigment changes in tissues of eye lashes which will persist as long as the medication is administered. But the same will reverse once the mediation is discontinued.