A prostaglandin Fα that is an analogue of prostaglandin F2α in which the pentyl group has been replaced by 2-phenylethyl and where the the 13,14-double bond has undergone formal hydrogenation. Its isopropyl ester prodrug, latanoprost, is used in the treatment of open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension.
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Any drug which can be used to prevent or alleviate glaucoma, a disease in which the optic nerve is damaged, resulting in progressive, irreversible loss of vision. It is often, though not always, associated with increased pressure of the fluid in the eye.