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Adults who are undergoing glaucoma surgery may receive mitomycin ophthalmic (Mitosol®). This prescription medicine comes as a powder that is dissolved in sterile water and applied directly on the eye during surgery. It is used during glaucoma surgery to help prevent scarring from occurring, thereby increasing the chance that the procedure will be successful.
Although most people who receive this medicine tolerate it fairly well, side effects are possible. Some of the potential reactions include low eye pressure, infections, and inflammation. Fortunately, most problems tend to be mild and easy to treat.
While this drug can be effective, mitomycin ophthalmic is not appropriate for everyone. Information on your medical history should be reviewed with your healthcare provider before receiving it to minimize your risk for certain complications. This includes warnings for people who have certain allergies, those who have had eye surgery in the past, or women who are pregnant or nursing.
(Click Mitomycin Ophthalmic for more information on this medicine, including how it works, specific uses, and dosing tips.)
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