How Can I Lighten Dark Circles Around Eyes from Using Lumigan Drops?

the whole way around my eyes is dark brown. i llook like a racoon from using glaucoma drops. help !!

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Known complication of this very effective medication.

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Talk with your general ophthalmologist.  The goal in glaucoma treatment is medication that you can live with.  My undertanding is that if you discontinue the drops the pigment improves with time.  Note that darkening of the iris which is also reported does not improve when the medication is stopped.  Obviously, if the drops are highly effective you and your ophthalmologist may decide that it is better to have low eye pressure and raccoon eyes.  Do not stop the drops on your own.  These needs to be discussed with your ophthalmologist.

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