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Eyelash In Your Eye
Superficial: Ordinary eyelashes point outwards away from the eye. Sometimes an aberrant lash will grow towards the eye and this also is a common even from chemical or mechanical trauma causing backward growth. This creates a superficial, but uncomfortable partial abrasion of the cornea. It does not get deep enough to threaten the vision. Lid surgery can eliminate this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye gets it out: The eyes deal with eyelashes falling into the eye on a daily basis. It is very rare for a lash that falls into the eye to cause any difficulty and the eyes have mechanisms to deal with this. The outside of the eye is a closed space and the lash cannot "fall" back behind the eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me when an eyelash inside your eye goes all the way up your eye and lost. Where does it go?
Falls outside: Eyelashes are continuously produced, mature and fall out. The eye is quite effective at dealing with this and lashes that fall into the eye soften with the moisture and are washout. This happens all of the time. The lash will fall onto your skin, or the ground. They are in fact tiny and rarely noticed during this cycle. ...Read more
Usually not: Eyelashes constantly are renewing themselves and frequently will fall into the eye. Tears normally allow them to exit the eye and they soften the lash so you don't feel it. You do not have to worry about this. ...Read more
Saline: If a lash appears to be annoying your eye, something rather rare, then you can flush it out with saline wash or have someone dip it out with a cotton tip applicator. The best solution is to ignore it and it will be taken care of by the normal renewal cycle of the eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it bad if eyelashes get in your eye and you can't get them out and they slide down around your eye?
Tears: Try tears to wash them out.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: This occurs occasionally. You can often find it by pulling the upper or lower lid directly out and examining it closely.If you touch it with the cotton end of a wet q-tip you can usually drag it out and pull it away from the eyeball. ...Read more
Sure: Especially if it is stuck up under the lid. ...Read more
Is it bad/harmful for fake eyelash glue to get in your eye? It's bound to happen from time to time when applying them. Will it cause that much damage?
Flushes out: You replace all of your eyelashes over a three month interval so lashes fall into the eyes all the time. They absorb water and soften and the eyes flush them out easily. It is quite rare for an eyelash to cause any problem. ...Read more
Is it possible for an ingrown eyelash to grow around your whole eye and wrap around more than once? Ive pulled out a few really really long ones
Not possible: Lashes grow to a certain length and then fall out. This is true even for ingrown lashes. It will not grow around the eye. ...Read more
Eye wash: Sterile eye wash is available at the pharmacy. Gently irrigate the sterile wash over the top of the eye with your lids open. Once opened the wash should be used and then discarded. Use preservative free artificial tears for a day after the eye wash until your normal tear film returns. ...Read more
Remove it: First find a magnifying mirror. Then get a good pair of tweezers. Assuming you have a steady hand you can grasp the eyelash and just remove it. Once in a great while an eyelash will become impaled in the skin of the eye or even make its way beneath the skin of the eye. If you cannot grab an edge of it to remove it then you will need to see your local eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. Radiofrequency ablation and cryotherapy works well. If it is because the eyelid itself is turning in, then an oculoplastic surgeon can repair this. In the meantime ointments or a bandage clear contact lens help protect your cornea from lashes. Good luck. ...Read more