Good luck. T Wolf MD
Increasingly "red eyes", eyelid discoloration, eyelash growth & rarely, in very long term use a chance of increasing discoloration of your iris (eye color).
However, this Class of Glaucoma meds is one of the most effective and most commonly prescribed agents in the management of Glaucoma.
You can discuss these issues with your Physician.
Options are correcting your vision with eyeglasses, contacts, or in some cases Refractive Surgery.
One common issue is having GPC Allergy of your upper posterior eyelid tissue. Another can be subtle Cornea "front of the eye" conditions. Dry eye etc...
However, MOST common is just poor Contact Lens fit.
I would recommend you have your Doc see if you are a candidate for the "Daily 1-day disposable" Contacts.
Lastly, there is a percentage of patients that are just Contact Lens intolerant.
Options then could be LASIK or PRK Refractive surgery .
Good luck! Doc W
This can be many things. ALL which can be assessed via a careful eye exam...
Most common are irritations of your Cornea or Anterior eye surface. Dry eye, Allergy etc..Also ocular inflammation, cataracts and retinal issues are possibilities...
There are other less common glaucoma conditions, sometimes associated with other eye diseases. Most cases occur after a person turns 40 years old, but rarer forms can be seen earlier.
However, when the gel separates, there is sudden traction on the inner visual eye tissue known as the "retina". Small retinal tears can occur, which, if left untreated, can progress to retinal detachment and visual loss.
So, any "new" onset of floaters, light flashes, "specks" or "blobs" in your vision do warrant a complete dilated eye and retina exam. The vast majority of "floaters" will be benign, but a small percentage of people will have issues that need to be medically addressed.