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Prostaglandin-associated Hypertrichosis

  • Is one of the known ocular side effects of prostaglandin agents (eg. latanoprost)
  • Clinical features:
    • Symptoms: usually asymptomatic
    • Signs:
      • Lengthening and thickening of the eyelash
      • May be associated with increased pigmentation of the eyelash, iris or lid
  • Management:
    • Usually of no clinical significance
    • Important to inform the patients of this possible side effect before prescribing topical prostaglandin agents.

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