• What is the best way to remove eyelashes because of trichiasis?


    Question:

    What is the best way to remove eyelashes because of trichiasis?


    Answer:

    There is no fool proof way to remove trichiatic lashes (misdirected eyelashes that grow inwards and rub against the eye). The choices are recurrent epilation (plucking eyelashes), cryo (freezing) therapy, laser therapy (for dark lashes only) or a split thickness lid surgery where the lashes are removed follicle by follicle. None of these procedures are fool proof. With time and perseverance, however, the trichiatic condition can be improved.


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