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Doctor insights on: My Eyelashes Are Touching My Eyes

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How can eyelashes damage my eyes?

How can  eyelashes damage my eyes?

Infection: The ingrown eyelash can constantly scratch the eye making it susceptible to infection in that area. The chronic scratching can also cause scaring of the cornea, affecting the vision. ...Read more

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Eyelash or eyes that are pink and hurt uncontrollably?

Eyelash or eyes that are pink and hurt uncontrollably?

Ck for allrgy of eye: It is a good idea to rule out allergy of eyes that may be affecting the conjunctiva or the cornea. ...Read more

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What do you do if you frequently have a lot of eyelashes fall into your eyes?

What do you do if you frequently have a lot of eyelashes fall into your eyes?

Losing hair: Calls for evaluation by pcp to rule out organic causes, ex. Low thyroid function. ...Read more

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I have 2-3 eyelashes that grow down and are bothersome. They irritate my eyes. Can I stop them from growing like that?

I have 2-3 eyelashes that grow down and are bothersome. They irritate my eyes. Can I stop them from growing like that?

Trichiasis: Trichiasis is a common eyelid abnormality in which the eyelashes are misdirected and grow inwards toward the eye. They can rub against different parts of the eye which, understandably, is irritating. It can be caused by an eye infection, inflammation of the eyelid, autoimmune conditions or trauma. You can't stop it but offending eyelashes can be removed sometimes with surgery. See your Eye Doctor. ...Read more

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Eyelashes are falling out on both eyes in patches?

Eyelashes are falling out on both eyes in patches?

Some possibilities: There are several possible reasons for eye lash loss. When we age lashes often grow shorter or fall out. Excessive rubbing or even pulling the lashes does not help/ chronic inflammation or infection ( dry eye or blepharitis) may be a cause. ...Read more

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How to stop getting eyelashes in their eyes every day?

How to stop getting eyelashes in their eyes every day?

Not a problem: The eyes constantly renew eyelashes and these drop on the cheek and a few into the eye. The clean up mechanisims of the eye can handle this without problem. If you are having constant irritation, it might be something else such as allergy or an ingrown eyelash pointing to the eye. Your ophthalmologist can sort this out. ...Read more

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Help! i get eyelashes in my eyes every day, how to prevent this?

Help! i get eyelashes in my eyes every day, how to prevent this?

See eye MD: Trichiasis is a condition in which lashes point back toward the eyeball, often causing scratches or lashes in the eye. Another common cause is eye rubbing. See your eye MD to establish the cause. ...Read more