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Topical (eye drops)
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Molar mass415.566 g/mol

Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution is a topical medication used for controlling the progression of glaucoma or ocular hypertension, by reducing intraocular pressure. It is a prostaglandin analogue that works by increasing the outflow of aqueous fluid from the eyes.[1] It is known by the brand name of Lumigan in USA, manufactured by Allergan Inc. Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03% is a synthetic prostamide analog with ocular hypotensive activity. Its chemical name is (Z)-7-[(1R,2R,3R,5S)-3,5-dihydroxy-2-[1E,3S) -3-hydroxy-5-phenyl-1-pentenyl]cyclopentyl]- 5-N-ethylheptenamide, and its molecular weight is 415.58. Its molecular formula is C25H37NO4.[2]

Side effects

Possible side effects of this medication are:

  • May cause blurred vision;
  • May cause eyelid redness;
  • May permanently darken eyelashes;
  • May cause eye discomfort;
  • May eventually cause permanent darkening of the iris to brown (heterochromia).
  • May cause a temporary burning sensation during use.
  • May cause thickening of the eyelashes.


  • Chen M, Cheng C, Chen Y, Chou C, Hsu W (2006). "Effects of bimatoprost 0.03% on ocular hemodynamics in normal tension glaucoma". J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 22 (3): 188–93. PMID 16808680.
  • Kruse P, Rieck P, Sherif Z, Liekfeld A (2006). "Cystoid macular edema in a pseudophakic patient after several glaucoma procedures. Is local therapy with bimatoprost the reason?". Klin Monatsbl Augenheilkd. 223 (6): 534–7. PMID 16804825.
  • Steinhäuser S (2006). "Decreased high-density lipoprotein serum levels associated with topical bimatoprost therapy". Optometry. 77 (4): 177–9. PMID 16567279.

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