Common "Brimonidine" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Brimonidine is used in the treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension. This is an alpha-2 adrenergic agonist and, in some cases, can also be used to treat facial erythema in rosacea. In the case of ocular hypertension, brimonidine works by reducing the production of aqueous humor and increasing the outflow of the uveoscleral. When it is applied topically, it causes direct vasoconstriction of small arteries and veins and reduces erythema.

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What does glaucoma suspected patient mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an eye checkup a few months back because I had mild pain in my right eye. The doctor advised me to get OCT and CCT. With the test reports, he said that I have glaucoma. He advised me to take an eye drop named Lumigan, one drop daily at night in both eyes. I even consulted another do...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understtod your concern. Glaucoma is a very slowly progressive disease. You are a glaucoma suspect, meaning you are at risk of glaucoma or have many predisposing factors, but there is no conclusive evidence to diagnose glaucoma. Predisp...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my grandma's eye pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My 88-year-old grandmother is unable to get an appointment with her eye doctor because of this current pandemic. Over the past couple of weeks, she claims to be almost entirely blind. She has some degenerative eye disorder, but I am not sure what it is. She takes a lot of Lumigan drops...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Has she been operated on for a cataract? Because that can also be a reason for decreasing vision. Can you please share her earlier prescription and reports? Does she have IOP earlier?  Read Full »

Which is better for controlling eye pressure, Dorzolamide or Brimonidine?

Query: Hi doctor, Four eye drops are used in combination to control eye pressure in case of glaucoma. They are Dorzolamide, Timolol, Brimonidine and Xalatan. In what sequence with how much gap should they be given to control eye pressure? Also for controlling afternoon pressure, either Dorzolamide or Brimo...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is necessary to use more than one drop when intraocular pressure is not controlled by a single drug. Every drug you mentioned has a different mechanism of action. It is good till IOP is controlled with medical management. Each drug is having different mechanism an...  Read Full »

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