Abstract Title:

Unrecognized side effect of statin treatment: unilateral blepharoptosis.

Abstract Source:

Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 May-Jun;22(3):222-4. PMID: 16714939

Abstract Author(s):

Fatih Sinan Ertas, Nilgün Markal Ertaş, Sadi Gulec, Yusuf Atmaca, Sumru Tanju, Cumhur Sener, Cetin Erol

Article Affiliation:

Ankara University, School of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Turkey.


A 43-year-old man receiving statin monotherapy (10 mg atorvastatin) for hypercholesterolemia had unilateral blepharoptosis as the result of isolated myositis of the levator muscle. Statin-induced myositis in the levator muscle should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acquired unilateral blepharoptosis of unknown cause.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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