Dortas Eye Drop

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Introduction

Dortas Eye Drop is a medicine used to reduce pressure in the eyes. This pressure can be caused by or lead to an illness called glaucoma. If the pressure in your eye is too high it can damage your sight. Dortas Eye Drop works by decreasing the amount of fluid inside the eye.

Never use Dortas Eye Drop if the seal is broken before you use it for the first time. Wash your hands before using it and shake the bottle well before each use. Make sure you remove contact lenses if you wear them and wait for at least 15 minutes before putting them back. Do not stop using this medicine without asking your doctor. Otherwise, the pressure in your eye will not be controlled and this could damage your sight.

The most common side effects of Dortas Eye Drop are stinging and burning sensation, blurred vision, and bitter taste in your mouth. Sometimes people experience more general effects such as headache, nausea, tiredness, or eye irritation. If your vision is blurred or you have other changes in sight for a time, do not drive until your vision is clear.

Do not use this medicine if you have severe kidney problems or are allergic to medicines called sulphonamides. Talk to your doctor before taking it if you have liver problems, dry eyes, or cornea problems. Do not use other eye medications unless your doctor tells you to.

Uses of Dortas Eye Drop

Benefits of Dortas Eye Drop

In Glaucoma

Dortas Eye Drop belongs to a group of medicines called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. It helps reduce pressure in your eyes that can lead to an illness called glaucoma. If the pressure in your eye is too high, it can damage your sight. You should only use it in the affected eye and take it regularly as prescribed by your doctor. If you stop taking it, the pressure in your eye will not be controlled. This could lead to a loss of sight.

Side effects of Dortas Eye Drop

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Dortas

  • Bitter taste
  • Blurred vision
  • Stinging in the eyes
  • Burning eyes

How to use Dortas Eye Drop

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off the extra liquid.

How Dortas Eye Drop works

Dortas Eye Drop is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It works by decreasing the production of aqueous humour (fluid in the eye), thereby lowering the increased eye pressure.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dortas Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dortas Eye Drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
To reduce the amount of Dortas Eye Drop that reaches the breastmilk, place pressure over the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Dortas Eye Drop alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Dortas Eye Drop?

If you miss a dose of Dortas Eye Drop, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Dortas Eye Drop helps lower high pressure in the eye and reduce the risk of vision loss.
  • For best results, put one drop 2-3 times daily in the affected eye(s).
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the drop. This minimizes the risk of side effects.
  • Do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contaminating the eye drops.
  • Remove contact lenses before using Dortas Eye Drop, and wait at least 15 minutes before re-inserting them.
  • When applying multiple eye medications, wait for at least 5-15 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution of the medicine.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Thiophenes Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL
Action Class
Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor

Patient concerns

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sir i have blurred vision after injury to my eye my iop increases and have floaters i used many drops like alphagan G, nepalact, Dortas T etc by consulting doctor but problem not solved so plz sir help me out to overcome this problem.
Dr. Vishal Arora
Ophthalmology
you need to be checked in detail. for appointments visit https://www.1mgdoctors.com/gurgaon/doctor/vishal-arora-ophthalmologist or www.arohealth.com
Golucoma in eye pain in eye both
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Glaucoma needs prompt treatment Visit glaucoma specialist
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FAQs

Q. What does Dortas Eye Drop do?

Dortas Eye Drop reduces the pressure inside the eyes, known as intraocular pressure. This reduces the risk of damage to the optic nerve responsible for normal vision. If the pressure in the eye is not controlled, it can gradually lead to blindness. Dortas Eye Drop effectively controls glaucoma by decreasing the pressure in the eyes.

Q. How long does Dortas Eye Drop take to work?

Usually, Dortas Eye Drop starts working soon after instilling it. However, it may take around 8 hours to show beneficial effects. Consult your doctor if you do not find significant results or if your eyes feel irritated after using Dortas Eye Drop.

Q. Can I stop Dortas Eye Drop if I am fine now?

No, you should not stop using Dortas Eye Drop without consulting your doctor. If you stop taking this medicine suddenly, the pressure in your eyes may not be controlled which may increase the risk of loss of sight. Consult your doctor if you wish to stop the medication.

Q. Should I keep Dortas Eye Drop in the refrigerator?

You do not need to refrigerate Dortas Eye Drop after opening the bottle. However, store it in a cool place and below 25℃. Keep the container tightly closed and away from sunlight.

Q. When should I seek a doctor’s advice?

You should contact your doctor immediately if you develop an eye infection, conjunctivitis or an eyelid reaction. Also, you should inform the doctor if you have an eye injury or eye surgery. Discuss with your doctor if you have to continue using Dortas Eye Drop.

Q. Can I use Dortas Eye Drop with contact lenses?

No, you should remove your contact lenses before instilling Dortas Eye Drop. You can re-insert the lens 15 minutes after using Dortas Eye Drop. Contact your doctor if there is any eye irritation that persists.

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Country of origin: India

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