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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
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