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Trichiasis: Ingrown Eyelashes


Trichiasis, refers to the condition of the inward growth of the eyelashes. Such inward growth of eyelashes tend to irritate the cornea or conjunctiva, thereby scarring the cornea and may lead to vision loss. Trichiasis also refers to the condition of hair on the nasal fold irritating the eye.


Signs & Symptoms

Treatment of Trichiasis

Mechanical removal of the Turned in Eyelashes

Permanent Destruction of the Eyelash Follicle

This is the only way to prevent the eyelashes from growing back.

Other Surgical Options

Occasionally surgery to the eyelid itself may be required to either:

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