Hypertrichosis of the eyelashes caused by bimatoprost

Antonella Tosti, Massimiliano Pazzaglia, Stylianos Voudouris, Giovanni Tosti

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The phenyl-substituted analog of prostaglandin F 2alpha , latanoprost (Xalatan; Pfizer, Inc, New York, NY) is an intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering drug for use in patients with glaucoma and ocular hypertension. Latanoprost has been shown to stimulate eyelash hypertrichosis and has recently been proposed as a possible treatment for alopecia areata involving the eyelashes. We report a case of hypertrichosis of the eyelashes caused by the prostamide bimatoprost (Lumigan; Allergan, Inc, Irvine, Calif), a new IOP-lowering drug.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S149-S150
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number5 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Nov 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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