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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Long Eyelashes (Definition)

Long eyelashes is a facial feature in which a person's eyelashes are longer (and may also be thicker) than usual for the average normal person in his ethnic/racial group. Long eyelashes can be seen in some children with malnutrition. Eyelash lengthening medication can be used to make lashes ...Read more


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What can be done for long eyelashes?

What can be done for long eyelashes?

Cut them: I do not suggest anyone ever do this to themselves or have a beautician or a close friend attempt this. We ophthalmologists have special scissors and perform this under a slit lamp microscope. It is done more commonly than you would think as certain drugs given in the eye make eyelashes grow and they have to be trimmed. ...Read more

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How to get permanent really long eyelashes?

Latisse (bimatoprost): Latisse (bimatoprost) is a prescription serum that is effective in lengthening, thickening, and darkening the eyelashes. It is the best proven way to get longer eyelashes. ...Read more

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I have really long eyelashes. Is there anyway to make them permanently shorter?

No: There is no medical or surgical treatment to permanently shorten eyelashes. You can trim them with scissors. ...Read more

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Could professional opticians adjust glasses frame for long eyelashes?

Could professional opticians adjust glasses frame for long eyelashes?

Yes: If your eyelashes are hitting the lens, you need to have your glasses adjusted. Hopefully your glasses has enough adjustment for this to be solved. If not, you will need new glasses. ...Read more

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Why some boys have long eyelashes?

Luck...: Eyelash color, length and density is related to hair and skin color. Some people are lucky to have a great head of hair and long thick lashes. Sometimes those lucky people are females and sometimes they are males.... ...Read more

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I have very long eyelashes and it blocks some of my vision. I'm a guy. What should be done?

Trim them: You can have someone trim them for you. But make sure the person who does it is experienced in trimming eyelashes. ...Read more

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Long eyelashes poking me in the eye. I understand their purpose but it's irritating. Would trimming be recommended before getting contacts?

Long eyelashes poking me in the eye. I understand their purpose but it's irritating. Would trimming be recommended before getting contacts?

Not necessarily: I too have unusually long lashes and have worn rigid gas permeable lenses for 45 years without problems. Trimming your lashes won't help as they grow back within 3 weeks. You may have a few aberrant lashes that can be epitated by your comprehensive ophthalmologist that makes it easier for you. ...Read more

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Treating right eye for glaucoma w/travatan & now have long eyelashes in that eye but not the left eye. How can I get the lashes to match?

Side effect: You are using a prostaglandin inhibitor eyedrop to lower the pressure in your eye. Lash growth is a well known side effect and in fact has been repackaged as a cosmetic lash lengthener termed 'latisse" for this effect. Talk with you ophthalmologist and he can give you ways to deal with this. ...Read more

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How can i fix trichomegaly? Using dutasteride 5mths, used elidel (pimecrolimus) around eye 1mth away and lots of new rows of very long eyelashes appeared. Any idea?

Androgenic effect: Elidel (pimecrolimus) is a cream -prednisone based for eczema and I don't think it is contibuting to your rows of eyelashes. Why are you taking Avodart- dutasteride, which is a medicine meant for prostate enlargement. Are you having excess body hair problem and are you taking this medicine on docotor's prescription. If you read its side effects which include decreased libido,impotence bec.of antitestosterone eff ...Read more

Dr. James Hocker
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