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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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.


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
25 doctors shared insights

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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