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How does Xalatan treat glaucoma?

Xalatan treats glaucoma (high pressure in the eye or intraocular hypertension) by lowering the intraocular pressure. Xalatan works by opening natural drainage channels in the eye, causing more liquid to drain. Your eyes are continually producing fluid and adequate drainage prevents it from accumulating in excessive amounts.

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