Latisse and Vision

can Latisse change your vision after prolonged use? I've noticed my vision has become worse and I have been using the product since last March.

Doctor Answers (9)

Vision changes using Latisse are rare

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Make sure you are not using too much product on the lash.  A disposable thin 'liner' brush is much less likely to cause the product to get on the eye and cause irritation to the surface of the eyeball. Although the cause of the change in your vision is most likely not due to the Latisse, it is very important to see an ophthalmologist to confirm there is no other reason for your change in vision. Please consider stopping the Latisse until you see your ophthalmologist.


Chevy Chase Ophthalmologist

Latisse should not cause changes in vision

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Normally, Latisse has no effect on vision.  I you are having vision problems, you should visit your ophthalmologist for an evaluation and stop using your Latisse. 

 

Dr. Grant Stevens

 

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 67 reviews

Latisse and vision change

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I am not aware of any patients who experienced changes in vision as a result of Latisse use. However, just to be safe, I would stop using your Latisse and go see you ophthalmologist as soon as possible.

Ryan Greene, MD, PhD
Fort Lauderdale Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

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In my Maryland practice, I have not seen any association with either an improvement or decline in visual acuity in my patients who are using Latisse. The worst complication I have personally seen with Latisse use is some mild redness and irritation of the eyes when it is overused, but this has not corresponded to any visual change. Obviously, if a cataract patient uses Latisse, their vision will still be blurred because of the cataract, but that is the only reason. I would suggest you contact your doctor about this visual change.

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Latisse Causing Changes in Vision

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If Latisse is applied properly to the base of the eyelashes, it should not cause a change in your vision. I recommend you see your ophthalmologist to be evaluated for another reason for your vision changes.

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If there is a change in vision, you should see your ophthalmologist or an oculoplastic surgeon who can assess the reason for visual changes which may or may not be related to Latisse.  It could be due to changes in your tear film or cornea.  Topical prostaglandin analogs that are used for treatment of glaucoma and instilled into the eye can sometimes cause cystoid macular edema but this would be unusual with appropriate use of Latisse. 

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