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Long Eyelashes (Overview)

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.


Long Eyelashes (Overview)

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.


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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 more

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

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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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?

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

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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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Why some boys have long eyelashes?

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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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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What is the definition or description of: Long eyelashes?

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

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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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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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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?

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?

Dutasteride: Yes. Dutasteride is a dual 5-α reductase inhibitor that inhibits conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone.It helps slowdown or even reverse alopecia but the effects reverse once the medication is stopped. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use eyelash growth formula if you already have full long eyelashes?

Is it safe to use eyelash growth formula if you already have full long eyelashes?

Yes: You won't do yourself any harm. However, the stimulant may make your lashes grow irregularly (some longer than others) and at an angle. ...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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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

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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

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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 more

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Do men have longer eyelashes than women?

Do men have longer eyelashes than women?

Usually.: Testosterone is usually the answer. But it depends on genetic factors, ie. Your parents, as well as hormones. Of course, women don't lose hair because of a testosterone metabolite, 5-dht! ...Read more

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How to become long your eyelashes?

How to become long your eyelashes?

Latisse: This product which is applied to upper eyelashes ice daily will make lashes longer, darker and thicker. It seems quite effective for most people. Ask your eye doctor about it. ...Read more

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How long do eyelashes and eyebrows take to grow back?

How long do eyelashes and eyebrows take to grow back?

4-6 weeks: Lashes will usually take about 4-6 weeks to grow back fully after they are pulled out, presuming no injury to the hair follicle. Not sure about the eyebrows, but probably about the same. ...Read more

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How long do eyelashes last for before they fall out?

How long do eyelashes last for before they fall out?

Eyelash lifespan: As an average three months. Eyelashes regrow in 1-4 months usually...certain medications and medical conditions can affect lash growth as well ...Read more