Saflutan Eye Drops contain tafluprost, which belongs to a group of medicines called prostaglandin analogues. SAFLUTAN eye drops lowers the pressure in the eye. It is used when the pressure in the eye is too high.
Saflutan Eye Drops is used to treat a type of glaucoma called open angle glaucoma and also a condition known as ocular hypertension in adults. Both of these conditions are linked with an increase in the pressure within your eye and eventually they may affect your eyesight.
Saflutan Eye Drops is also known as Zioptan Eye Drops
Glaucoma is a common eye condition where the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain, becomes damaged.
It’s usually caused by fluid building up in the front part of the eye, which increases pressure inside the eye.
Your eye contains a clear, watery liquid that feeds the inside of the eye. Liquid is constantly being drained out of the eye and new liquid is made to replace this. If the liquid cannot drain out quickly enough, the pressure inside the eye builds up. This medicine works by increasing the amount of liquid that is drained. This reduces the pressure inside the eye. If the high pressure is not reduced, it could lead to a disease called glaucoma and eventually damage your sight.
Glaucoma can lead to loss of vision if it’s not diagnosed and treated early.
It can affect people of all ages, but is most common in adults in their 70s and 80s.
Glaucoma does not usually cause any symptoms to begin with.
It tends to develop slowly over many years and affects the edges of your vision (peripheral vision) first.
For this reason, many people do not realise they have glaucoma, and it’s often only picked up during a routine eye test.
If you do notice any symptoms, they might include blurred vision, or seeing rainbow-coloured circles around bright lights.
Both eyes are usually affected, although it may be worse in 1 eye.
Very occasionally, glaucoma can develop suddenly and cause:
Visit an opticians or a GP if you have any concerns about your vision.
If you have glaucoma, early diagnosis and treatment can help stop your vision getting worse.
Without treatment, glaucoma can eventually lead to blindness.
This is a medical emergency that may require immediate treatment.
There are several different types of glaucoma.
The most common is called primary open angle glaucoma. This tends to develop slowly over many years.
It’s caused by the drainage channels in the eye becoming gradually clogged over time.
Other types of glaucoma include:
Glaucoma can occur for a number of reasons.
Most cases are caused by a build-up of pressure in the eye when fluid is unable to drain properly.
This increase in pressure then damages the nerve that connects the eye to the brain (optic nerve).
It’s often unclear why this happens, although certain things can increase the risk, including:
It’s not clear whether you can do anything to prevent glaucoma, but having regular eye tests should pick it up as early as possible.
The treatment recommended for you will depend on the type of glaucoma you have, but the options are:
You’ll also probably need regular appointments to monitor your condition and check the treatment is working.
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Price of Saflutan Eye Drops in UK
Saflutan Eye Drops is available to buy with a prescription at Dock Pharmacy Essex UK, UK Online Pharmacy.
You can buy Saflutan Eye Drops Preservative Free uk with a private prescription or with a vets prescription.
The recommended dose is 1 drop of SAFLUTAN in the eye or eyes, once daily in the evening. Do not instil more drops or use more often than as instructed by your doctor. This may make SAFLUTAN less effective.
Only use SAFLUTAN in both eyes if your doctor told you to.
For use as eye drops only. Do not swallow.
Do not use SAFLUTAN:
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before using SAFLUTAN.
Please note that SAFLUTAN may have the following effects and that some of them may be permanent:
Tell your doctor
Children and adolescents
SAFLUTAN is not recommended for children and adolescents below 18 years due to a lack of data on safety and efficacy.
Other medicines and SAFLUTAN
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take other medicines.
If you use other medicines in the eye, leave at least 5 minutes between putting in SAFLUTAN and the other medication.
Common side effects
The following may affect up to 1 in 10 people:
Effects on the nervous system:
Effects on the eye:
Uncommon side effects
The following may affect up to 1 in 100 people:
Effects on the eye:
Effects on the skin and tissue under the skin:
Not known: frequency cannot be estimated from the available data
Effects on the eye:
Effects on the respiratory system:
In very rare cases, some patients with severe damage to the clear layer at the front of the eye (the cornea) have developed cloudy patches on the cornea due to calcium build-up during treatment.
What SAFLUTAN contains
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