Trichiasis is a common eyelid problem in which the eyelashes grow inwards toward the eye. The lashes rub against the cornea, the conjunctiva, and the inner surface of the eyelids. This irritates the eye.
CAUSES OF TRICHIASIS?
Sometimes people get trichiasis and there is no known cause. Anyone can develop trichiasis. It is more common in adults. Some causes of trichiasis include:
▪︎ Eye infection
▪︎ Inflammation (swelling) of the eyelid
▪︎Herpes zoster eye disease.
▪︎Trauma to the eye, such as burns.
▪︎Trachoma: This is a severe eye infection found in developing nations.
Your eye may feel irritated by the sensation of having something in your eye.
Other symptoms include:
▪︎Sensitivity to bright light
▪︎Eyelashes that rub against the cornea for a long time can cause a corneal abrasion or even a corneal ulcer.
Trichiasis treatment involves removing the eyelash, follicle or both, or redirecting eyelash growth.
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