Effects of LATISSE (bimatoprost 0.03 per cent topical solution) on the ocular surface

  • Effects of LATISSE on the eyeBitton, Courey, Giancola, Diaconu, Wise and Wittich
  • Etty Bitton, Claudine Courey, Pamela Giancola, Vasile Diaconu, Jack Wise, Walter Wittich
  • Clinical and Experimental Optometry, January 2017, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/cxo.12507

How a medication to lengthen eye lashes can have additional effects on the eye itself.

What is it about?

Any product used around the eye has the potential to migrate and disrupt the ocular surface. This study evaluated the effect of an eyelash-lengthening product, LATISSE, on the stability of the tear film and corresponding structures.

Why is it important?

Patient education is always key in communicating any potential effects that a product may have on the eye.


Dr Walter Wittich
Universite de Montreal

This was my first experience working in this context and I learned a lot about how important eye lashes actually are.

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