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What should I know about Phospholine (echothiophate ophthalmic solution)?

Phospholine (echothiophate ophthalmic solution) is used to treat chronic open-angle glaucoma, subacute or chronic angle-closure glaucoma after iridectomy or when surgery is refused or contraindicated, certain nonuveitic secondary types of glaucoma, and certain concomitant estropia, or when the eye turns inward.

When applying Phospholine, remember that the eyedropper is sterile, so do not touch it with your fingers and do not touch the surface of your eye with it. The dropper can become contaminated and could cause an eye infection.

You should wash your hands before and after using it.

If you wear contacts, take them out before using the medicine.

This drug has been known to cause retinal detachment; symptoms of this condition include blind spots and floating spots in your vision field.

You may not be able to take this drug if you have asthma, a seizure disorder, Parkinson's disease, a urinary blockage or problem, an overactive thyroid, heart failure, blood pressure issues, a history of heart attack, any stomach ulcer, or a spasm problem.

Phospholine may cause harm to a fetus, so talk to your doctor about your pregnancy plans.

This drug may make your nighttime vision less precise.

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