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where do eyelashes go when they enter your eyes

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Dr. Alan Ali
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32 years experience Psychiatry
Losing hair: Calls for evaluation by pcp to rule out organic causes, ex. Low thyroid function.

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
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Not dangerous: It can be helpful to rinse your eyes with tap water at room temperature by splashing water flowing from the tap into open eyes. Natural tearing will ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: What you described is unlikely to have caused any permanent damage to your eye. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rommelle Such
33 years experience General Practice
Gently take it out: You might try to moisten a qtip with Normal Saline solution and gently ease out the eyelash-it is a foreign body in your baby's eye and may cause irri ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
11 years experience Ophthalmology
Trichiasis: There are multiple options for this that an ophthalmologist can offer. Temporizing method is to remove them manually but they grow back in weeks. Radi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Trichiasis: Pluck them. Treat any inflammation of the eyelid. Have surgery to reposition the eyelid so that the lashes don't poke your eye. Good luck.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No prob: I have seen eyelashes get embedded into the conjunctiva as a foreign body (long standing). Usually eyelashes falling into the eye (between lid and ey ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not particularly: The eye has many folds of tissue that protect the back of the eye. People also get foreign material like lashes, dust and debris caught often. Tears a ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Almost never: Most have been exposed to herpes during childhood and carry resistance. This includes the eye and its connecting structures. Herpes will only enter ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
21 years experience Internal Medicine
No,: But it's very uncomfortable to leave it there, how about u wash you eye under water, if it stays there see your MD to help u out.
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