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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 86-88

Bimatoprost in the treatment of eyelash universalis alopecia areata


Universital Hospital Virgen Macarena, Sevilla, Spain

Correspondence Address:
Teresa Ojeda Vila
Av. Dr. Fedriani s/n, 41009, Sevilla
Spain
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-7753.77511

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Objectives: To evaluate topical bimatoprost for eyelash growth in patients with alopecia areata (AA). Design: A 1-year retrospective study, bilateral eyelash alopecia. Materials and Methods: Forty-one subjects with AA universalis without ocular disease applied 0.03% bimatoprost to the eyelid margin once a day over the course of 1 year. Results: Thirty-seven subjects completed the study, one patient was eliminated due to conjunctivitis at the beginning of treatment, two patients developed conjunctivitis after 6 months of treatment, and a fourth did not follow directions. Researchers evaluated patients' eyelash growth every 4 months. We observed complete growth in 24.32%, moderate growth in 18.91%, slight growth in 27.02% and without response in 29.72%. Conclusion: Bimatoprost may be effective and safe in the treatment of eyelash AA. 43.24% of the patients had an acceptable cosmetic response (total and moderate growth). Limitations: Design without control.


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