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How To Get Permanent Really Long Eyelashes
There is no medical or surgical treatment to permanently shorten eyelashes.
You can trim them with scissors. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Long eyelashes: Eye lashes are the hairs that grow at the edge of the eyelid & which protect the eye from debris. In some they may be lengthy. ...Read more
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
I cut my eyelashes by accident the tips but I have long eyelashes will they grow back to the normal lengh?
I've been using dutasteride 5mths, I have developed trichomegaly (lots of new rows of very long eyelashes). If I stop using it, it will reverse it?
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
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
My son who is 5 has red circles under eyes and unusually long eyelashes. He always looks tired but gets 10 to 11 hrs sleep per ngt. Allergy?
Dark circles: Hi Lois! Dark circles under the eyes can be familial, due to inadequate sleep or from congestion under the surface from allergy or sinus infection (known as allergic shiners). Ten hours of sleep per night should be adequate to prevent this as a cause. Intranasal steroid sprays may help if this is due to congestion. In the United States, all but Rhinocort Aq are available only by prescription. ...Read more
Been on travatan 1 mo. In right eye & now have long eyelashes. Left eye without glaucoma is 15-17 pressure. Is it ok to treat that eye so it matches?
Travatan use is OK.: Travatan, as do other prostaglandin related medications (lumigan, xalatan), stimulates the growth of lashes ad makes them darker. It should not be harmful to apply it to the other eye. In fact, one of them is marketed just for that purpose, as a cosmetic product. It is applied tom the lashes, not the eye. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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