Article discusses benefits, side effects of eyelash-enhancing drug.

The Baltimore Sun /US News & World Report (8/10, Kotz) reported that the “new drug Latisse [bimatoprost]” was recently “approved by the Food and Drug Administration for those with dull or thinning eyelashes.” Latisse “contains the active ingredient of the glaucoma drug Lumigan [bimatoprost ophthalmic], which was found to cause thicker eyelashes during treatment.” While Latisse “is meant for those with a real (and often genetic) health problem called hypotrichosis, in which no hair grows on the eyelid,” it “may also be useful for those who’ve suffered permanent eyelash loss because of chemotherapy or other medical treatments.” The drug is not without side effects, however. In some cases, “pigmentation of the eyelid and iris may occur,” and “pigmentation of the iris may be permanent.” In addition, “three to four percent of users will have eye itching, irritation, or redness or a darkening of the skin around the eye.”

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