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[Orbital fat atrophy in glaucoma patients treated with topical bimatoprost--can bimatoprost cause enophthalmos?]

Tappeiner, C. and Perren, B. and Iliev, M. E. and Frueh, B. E. and Goldblum, D.. (2008) [Orbital fat atrophy in glaucoma patients treated with topical bimatoprost--can bimatoprost cause enophthalmos?]. Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde, Vol. 225, H. 5. pp. 443-445.

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Abstract

PURPOSE: The aim of this communication is to report enophthalmos as a possible new adverse effect of topical bimatoprost treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective case series of five glaucoma patients under long-term topical bimatoprost treatment was evaluated. Documentation with photo and Hertel exophthalmometry was reviewed. RESULTS: In all five patients a deep lid sulcus, reduced infraocular fat pads and enophthalmos-suspicious Hertel values were found (mean 11.9 mm; SD 2.4). Other aetiologies for enophthalmos were excluded anamnestically and by clinical examination. CONCLUSION: Bimatoprost may lead to an alteration of the eyelid with deepening of the lid sulcus and may also be responsible for an iatrogenic orbital fat atrophy. A possible mechanism of action might be the induction of apoptosis of orbital fibroblasts with a remodelling of the extracellular matrix. Prospective studies are necessary to confirm this cross-sectional observation.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Ehemalige Einheiten Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Ophthalmologie (Flammer)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Ehemalige Einheiten Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Ophthalmologie (Flammer)
UniBasel Contributors:Goldblum, David
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Thieme
ISSN:0023-2165
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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