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Doctor insights on: Eyelash In Your Eye

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How bad can an eyelash scratch your eye?

How bad can an eyelash scratch 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 more

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When an eyelash inside your eye goes all the way up your eye and lost, what happens to it?

When an eyelash inside your eye goes all the way up your eye and lost, what happens to it?

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 more

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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

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Can an eyelash in your eye cause you any harm or pain?

Can an eyelash in your eye cause you any harm or pain?

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

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What is a safe way to get an eyelash out of your eye?

What is a safe way to get an eyelash out of your eye?

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 more

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Could a eyelash get stuck in your eye?

Could a eyelash get stuck in your eye?

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

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What can happen when an eyelash goes too far back your eye?

What can happen when an eyelash goes too far back your eye?

Nothing bad: The eye has natural mechanisms to remove lashes which it does on a daily basis. A lash cannot to "too" far back and will not damage the eye no matter what. ...Read more

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How do you deal with an eyelash that has gone behind your eye?

Go to doctor: Only an eye doctor can get back there safely and with little discomfort. ...Read more