Both of my parents have macular degeneration (wet and dry). If I use Latisse, will I be increasing my risk of getting AMD?
My Parents Have Macular Degeneration. If I Use Latisse for Lengthening my Eyelashes, Am I Increasing my Risk of Getting AMD?
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Macular Degeneration and Latisse
The ingredient in Latisse that makes lashes grow is the same as one of the glaucoma medications, the class of which is known as "prostaglandin analogues." I know of no link between use of prostaglandin analogues and macular degeneration. If such a link existed, we would be required to warn many of our glaucoma patients of said risk.
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Latisse and macular degeneration
Latisse should not have any effect on you developing macular degeneration. However, you should get a complete eye examination to include intraocular pressure and a dilated fundus exam. Latisse lengthens, thickens and darkens lashes and is not contraindicated if one has macular degeneration or cataracts. I hope this reply helps.
Macular degeneration and Latisse
Though there is not an established link between using Latisse and increasing the risk for macular degeneration, I would advise against using. It will be best to just not tempt fate.
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