- Am J Ophthalmol 1997 Oct;124(4):544-7
Hypertrichosis and increased pigmentation of eyelashes and adjacent
hair in the region of the ipsilateral eyelids of patients treated with unilateral topical
Department of Ophthalmology, Swedish Hospital, Medical Center. 767467,firstname.lastname@example.org
PURPOSE: To describe hypertrichosis and increased pigmentation of eyelashes associated
with topical latanoprost usage. METHODS: Patients using unilateral topical latanoprost for
glaucoma were examined for evidence of hypertrichosis and pigmentation of eyelashes and
adjacent hair in the latanoprost-treated eye compared with the nontreated control eye.
RESULTS: In 43 patients receiving unilateral topical latanoprost, hypertrichosis involved
ipsilateral terminal eyelashes and regional intermediate hairs of the upper and lower
eyelid as well as vellus hair of the lower eyelid skin. Differences in hair appearance
between the latanoprost-treated eye and the nontreated control eye included increased
number, length, thickness, curvature, and pigmentation. CONCLUSIONS: Latanoprost-treated
eyes develop hypertrichosis and increased pigmentation in the region of treatment.
Patients may benefit from being made aware of this side effect.
PMID: 9323945, UI: 97465337