Unilateral blepharoptosis is an unrecognized side effect of statin treatment. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Unrecognized side effect of statin treatment: unilateral blepharoptosis.
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 May-Jun;22(3):222-4. PMID: 16714939
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.