Unrecognized side effect of statin treatment: unilateral blepharoptosis

Ertas F. S., Ertas N. M., Gulec S., Atmaca Y., Tanju S., Sener C., ...More

OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, vol.22, no.3, pp.222-224, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.