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What is Betoptic (betaxolol)?

Betoptic (betaxolol) is used to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) and is approved for the treatment of ocular hypertension and chronic open-angle glaucoma.

It is part of a group of medications called beta-blockers, which reduce blood pressure. This can be helpful in the treatment of glaucoma, a condition that can lead to vision loss and is usually caused by increasing pressure in the eye.

Pressure builds in the eyes due to an accumulation of a fluid called aqueous humor, which is naturally produced in the front of the eye. If improperly drained, aqueous humor can build up and increase the amount of pressure in your eye.

Beta-blockers, such as Betoptic, reduce the amount of aqueous fluid being produced to help decrease pressure.

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