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Incidence of deepening of the upper eyelid sulcus in prostaglandin-associated periorbitopathy with a latanoprost ophthalmic solution.

PMID 25233818


Among some local side effects of prostaglandin-associated periorbitopathy (PAP), deepening of the upper eyelid sulcus (DUES) is the most prominent clinical feature, and is one of the most significant adverse cosmetic events. Here, we prospectively investigated the incidence of DUES in Japanese open-angle glaucoma patients initially treated with latanoprost (Xalatan 0.005%) ophthalmic solution. This was an open-label prospective study. Facial photographs and subjective reports of the recognition of DUES were obtained at the beginning of latanoprost treatment and at 2, 4, and 6 months thereafter. Intraocular pressure (IOP) was measured at three consecutive visits before and after treatment with latanoprost. The incidence of DUES was evaluated objectively by three blinded investigators who compared the series of photographs. A total of 52 eyes of 52 newly diagnosed open-angle glaucoma Japanese patients (28 males, 24 females) were evaluated. The objective rate of DUES was 1/52 (2%; 95% CI 0.05 to 10.7%) at 2 months, 2/52 (4%; 95% CI 0.5 to 13.9%) at 4 months, and 3/52 (6%; 95% CI 1.2 to 16.9%) at 6 months. During this period, no patient self-reported an occurrence of DUES. Mean IOPs before and after treatment were 16.5±2.9 and 13.8±3.0 mm Hg, respectively. Latanoprost reduced the IOP significantly (P<0.0001, paired t-test). Latanoprost caused DUES rarely and had a robust IOP-lowering effect in Japanese glaucoma patients.