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People with open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension may be given a prescription for latanoprost ophthalmic solution (Xalatan®). These eye drops work by opening the channels that drain fluid from the eye. As a result, the medication can help prevent damage to the optic nerve caused by high eye pressure and the vision loss that accompanies such damage. This product is typically used once a day in the evening. You can store the eye drops in the refrigerator or at room temperature (up to six weeks).
(To learn more about these eye drops, including what to do if you wear contact lenses, possible side effects, and safety concerns to discuss with your healthcare provider, click Latanoprost.)
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