September 1997

Latanoprost and Hyperpigmentation of Eyelashes

Author Affiliations

Hartford, Conn

Arch Ophthalmol. 1997;115(9):1206-1208. doi:10.1001/archopht.1997.01100160376025

Latanoprost (Xalatan, Pharmacia Upjohn Co, Kalamazoo, Mich) is the first new class of antiglaucoma medication introduced in 20 years. Initial reports about its ocular hypotensive effects seem to be promising, but it has an intriguing side effect of increasing iris pigmentation. On a theoretical basis, hyperpigmentation of periocular structures also

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