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What is Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution?

Timolol maleate is the name of the active ingredient in a prescription medication eye drop (brand names Istalol, Timoptic) that is used to reduce ocular (eye) pressure in patients with ocular hypertension and glaucoma.  The drops work by decreasing the production of fluid in the eye, and less fluid means lower pressure.

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