Generic Latisse (bimatoprost) is a prostaglandin drug whose effective use is for eyelash growth and to treat eye diseases such as glaucoma and ocular hypertension. Bimatoprost has been widely used as a cosmetic other than just a medication. It got its approval as a non prescription medicine and for its cosmetic use in December 5th 2008 from the FDA. As a medication it is used as an effective management therapy of unusual fluid reduction in glaucoma and ocular hypertension.
Glaucoma and ocular hypertension are caused by fluid accumulation in the eyes that causes pressure on the optic nerves. This accumulation is a major threat to one vision which is afflicted mostly at old age. It is identified with symptoms such as protruding eyes, pain and discomfort in the eyes and loss of vision. But as a glaucoma drug the ophthalmic solution is also an excellent cosmetic for growing longer, darker and thicker pair of eyelashes.