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My lower eyelashes have started to go grey. Is this a sign of something sinister or just aging? I'm 41. Thanks
Aging: Sad but true. It affects all of us ...Read more
My eyelashes are suddenly turning blonde, not grey. I'm in my mid 50's. What could cause this to occur?
E-l's turning blonde: It could be some chemical reaction,... have you applied any face pack or chemicals? Vitiligo is a condition that can cause skin (and hair) de-pigmentation, which could theoretically affect the eye lashes, although rare. See the Ophthalmologist for an exam, best wishes. ...Read more
I'm 31 and saw a couple of grey eyelashes. I know that eyelashes don't start going grey until 70's. Is this a serious concern. Should I see a doctor?
Graying: Although Graying of lashes,brows,and all other hair usually occur with aging, it certainly can occur at a earlier age.You should not be concerned. ...Read more
Likely PFMs: How old are they? Is the color mostly at the gums? Pfm's are porcelain fused to metal crowns so there is a layer of metal under the pocelain that can transmit light through the porcelain where it is thin. If this is the case then you could have them replaced with metal free crowns for esthetics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interesting question: This is a very rare symptom. The eyelashes are normally very sensitive to the lightest touch, but this a function of the sensitivity of the skin at the follicle. Anything causing reduced sensation of the eyelid skin could cause this. This can be from a dysfunction of the trigeminal nerve that supplies sensation to the face, a prior viral infection (herpes, shingles), or a neurological problem. ...Read more