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A 34-year-old member asked:

eyelash extension is stuck in my eye, what to do?

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Dr. Eric Saunders
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Cosmetic dangers: Eyelash extensions, done by anyone, for any reason, are very dangerous. I have seen many scratched corneas, severe pink eye, and cellulitis, a dangerous skin infection directly caused by this procedure. It should be banned. Go and see your ophthalmologist immediately.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How can I get an eyelash out of my eye safely?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Artificial tears: Irrigating it out with a bottle of artificial tears will generally take care of it. Plain tap water could also be used, but may irritate the eye.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Why does it feel like an eye lash is in my eye when I don't have one in my eye?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
ForeignBodySensation: Fbs is the feeling that there is something there (lash, grain of sand, etc) but in fact there is nothing there. This is usually caused by an irritation or breakdown of the corneal surface coupled with mechanical rubbing from the upper eye lid over the area. It will feel like something is there. The most common causes of FBS are dry eyes, infections, and actual foreign bodies!
A 31-year-old member asked:

How do I get an eye lash out of my eye if it's not wanting to come out?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Irrigation : First your eye will water and you can try to blink it out. Usually most foreign bodies will work themselves out this way. Then try using artificial tears or an eye wash to flush or irrigate it out. Finally go see your eye doctor as it may have become stuck on the cornea or under the upper lid. Do not rub the eyes.
A 42-year-old member asked:

An eyelash in my eye keeps staying trapped there; how do I get it out?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Irrigation : First your eye will water and you can try to blink it out. Usually most foreign bodies will work themselves out this way. Then try using artificial tears or an eye wash to flush or irrigate it out. Finally go see your eye doctor as it may have become stuck on the cornea or under the upper lid. Do not rub the eyes.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What can I do for an eyelash stuck in the corner of my eye?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
Irrigate: Flush copiously with saline solution.

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