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A 56-year-old male asked:

my eyelashes are suddenly turning blonde, not grey. i'm in my mid 50's. what could cause this to occur?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
E-l's turning blonde: It could be some chemical reaction,... have you applied any face pack or chemicals? Vitiligo is a condition that can cause skin (and hair) de-pigmentation, which could theoretically affect the eye lashes, although rare. See the Ophthalmologist for an exam, best wishes.

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