Glaucoma is a potentially devastating eye disease, caused by the build-up of abnormally high pressure in the eye. A normal eye produces and drains watery fluid (called aqueous humor). Pressure within the eye builds up if this fluid does not drain properly, and this pressure can damage the optic nerve, leading to vision loss. Azopt is one of a number of topical medications used to treat glaucoma. Azopt belongs to a class of drugs called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (CAI). CAIs decrease the amount of fluid made within the eye by inhibiting the enzyme carbonic anhydrase, which is important in the production of aqueous humor.
Medication should never be administered without first consulting your veterinarian. The duration of administration depends on the condition being treated, response to the medication and the development of any adverse effects. Glaucoma medications must be giving consistently and on a reliable time schedule. Even if your pet feels better, glaucoma medications should not be stopped unless your veterinarian specifically instructs you to do so.
Azopt (Brinzolamide) Opthalmic Suspension 1%.