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Eyelash problems: some are leaning to the right or left, bent towards eyeball, and some are sticking straight out. Why?

Eyelash problems: some are leaning to the right or left, bent towards eyeball, and some are sticking straight out. Why?

Inflammation: When the eyelid margin (where the lashes come out of the skin) is inflamed, its contours can become distorted. This forces the lashes to become misdirected. Certain medications (glaucoma medications, for example) can also cause lashes to grow long and disorderly. Rarely, eyelid cancers (basal cell, squamous cell...) can also distort the lids. See an eye doctor if this is new. ...Read more

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I have a serious eyelash picking problem.....Are there any kind of pills/vitamin supplements that will help my eyelashes grow?

I have a serious eyelash picking problem.....Are there any kind of pills/vitamin supplements that will help my eyelashes grow?

That's a tough one..: Trichotillomania, hair and eyelash pulling, is very difficult to deal with, as you know. I'm sure you know that working on stopping the pulling is the long-term solution. No specific supplements other than general healthy diet with lots of veggies and fruits is recommended. "Oiling" the lash with vaseline/Aquaphor/olive oil & lemon may help. Look into Latisse: it is FDA approved for lash growth. ...Read more

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Eyelashes curling down, does this indicate any health problem?

Eyelashes curling down, does this indicate any health problem?

Eyelashes: Eyelashes can curl mildly or more significantly. There is nothing specific about health conditions that will affect this. Your upper eyelid lashes can curl downward due to eyelid aging changes. The main issue with lashes can occur when the lashes grow toward the eye. Then they can rub up against the eye and cause a lot of irritation. This is called trichiasis. ...Read more

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I got refined coconut oil onto my eyelids and eyelashes.may it cause any problems?

I got refined coconut oil onto my eyelids and eyelashes.may it cause any problems?

Rinse with eyewash: Rinse your eyes copiously with a over the counter eye rinse, such as EyeWash™, for several minutes. You may repeat several times. Your eyes may still be blurry from the oil residue but should not be painful. Also, lubricate eyes with an artificial tear like Refresh plus™, frequently to soothe and restore surface moisture. If pain develops, go to a quick care facility where they can check your eyes ...Read more

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Hi. I have a serious problem. It's like my eyelash is stuck behind my eye pupil. It like half in it and half out. What should I do?

Hi. I have a serious problem. It's like my eyelash is stuck behind my eye pupil. It like half in it and half out. What should I do?

Eye sensations: Need to be evaluated by an eye doctor. Please see one and then you can have treatment and peace of mind. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I had cataract surgery 10 days ago w/no problems, I am now experiencing redness, the sensation that an eyelash is under my top lid or a scratch?

I had cataract surgery 10 days ago w/no problems, I am now experiencing redness, the sensation that an eyelash is under my top lid or a scratch?

Speak with Dr: A foreign body sensation after cataract surgery is common for a couple of days. If you had a stitch placed during the surgery you may feel it until emoved. You should speak to your surgeon and get looked at. ...Read more

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Sam has had a problem with an eyelash of her left eye. It points inward sometimes, irritating her eye for a week now. She is reluctant see a doctor?

Sam has had a problem with an eyelash of her left eye. It points inward sometimes, irritating her eye for a week now. She is reluctant see a doctor?

Remove the lash: Someone with a tweezer under good light can remove the lash by pulling it out. This will give relief for a month or so but will usually require retreatment. Your ophthalmologist can due minor surgery to permanently remove it and might also given some information on why this happened in the first place. ...Read more

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I suffer from sudden loss of eyelashes .. With redness in my left eye because i suffer from drought .. How to solve the problem of lossing eyeashes ?

I suffer from sudden loss of eyelashes .. With redness in my left eye because i suffer from drought .. How to solve the problem of lossing eyeashes ?

Get Eye Exam: There are many causes of loss of eyelashes. The cause must be determined before treatment can occur. See an ophthalmologist to help with this problem. ...Read more