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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?

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

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What will happen to eyelash hair that goes in your eye?

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

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How do I get eyelash out of eye?

How do  I  get eyelash out of eye?

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

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Eyelash poking my eye. What should I do?

Remove it: You can often remove this with a tweezer at its base using a magnifying mirror.If it is stuck on the eye surface, a wet q-tip can be used to tease it off. ...Read more

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Can you get an eyelash behind an eyeball?

Can you get an eyelash behind an eyeball?

No: The front of the eye is completely isolated from the tissues behind the eye by a continuous layer of conjunctiva. You cannot get an eyelash behind the eye unless there is a traumatic break in this lining. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

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 more

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What do you suggest if my eyelashes are growing into my eye?

What do you suggest if my eyelashes are growing into my eye?

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