Latisse Side Effects on Diabetics?

Are there any side effects for diabetics, or is it advised for diabetics not to use Latisse? I have done no treatment scheduled but being diabetic, I want to know if I can use Latisse without getting any type of side effect.

Doctor Answers 3

Latisse and Diabetics

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In its original form (Lumigan) which was applied to the eye, Latisse was used to lower eyeball pressure. It was found to also increase eyelash growth. The company producing it realized that there was a much bigger market for eyelash growing than for eyeball pressure reducing drugs and re-formulated Lumigan as Latisse. This time, the Latisse is NOT supposed to be applied to the eye but only to the edge of the upper eyelid. It is extremely safe and effective in doing so and produced millions for Allergan, its producer.

There have been no reports that I am familiar with of adverse reactions of Latisse in diabetics. I would not use it in diabetics who already have retinal damage just as it is not supposed to be used in several other eye conditions.

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Dr. Aldea 

Memphis Plastic Surgeon

Latisse use in Diabetics

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I have never seen an adverse effect from Latisse use in diabetics. I have read about a case in which a patient had terribly out of control diabetes, with retinal hemorrhages, and there was some concern the Latisse might make the retina worse. While I can envision the science behind this thought I have never seen it and would not be too concerned unless the patients diabetes was far advanced.

Anthony J. Kameen, MD
Baltimore Ophthalmologist

LATISSE for Diabetics

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LATISSE doesn't have any added side-effects for diabetics AS LONG AS your diabetes is under control and have no DIABETIC RETINOPATHY. If you have active diabetic retinopathy with macular edema, LATISSE can theoretically worsen the macular edema if it gets into the eye.

Mehryar (Ray) Taban, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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