This is a new glaucoma drop that has recently “re-entered” the market. This medication is similar to the prostaglandin glaucoma drop latanoprost, but seems to have a slightly different mechanism of action and is not as strong acting.  I utilize this drop rarely in my own practice, but it may be good for people who can’t tolerate a more powerful prostaglandin and the side effects of beta-blocker drops such as timolol. Rescula may also be a “last ditch” additional drop for people with uncontrolled glaucoma who are already taking every other drop available. It is not clear if Rescula has any added benefit in this setting, however.

Dr. Timothy Root is a practicing ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon in Daytona Beach, Florida. His books, video lectures, and training resources can be found at:


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