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Causes of an Ingrown Eye Lash
Posted on: December 4th, 2013

The most common cause of ingrown eye lash is a condition called Trichiasis. This causes the ingrown eyelash to grow back toward the eye and touch the cornea or conjunctiva. This causes a great deal of discomfort and can lead to corneal abrasion. Congenital defects, infection, inflammation, auto immune diseases, trauma and eyelid agenesis can be possible underlying conditions.

Treatment for an Ingrown Eye Lash

Specialized laser treatment, surgery and electrology are the preferred methods of therapy. Seek treatment from an eye doctor as soon as the condition presents itself to avoid any addit6ional trauma to the eye.

Other Eyelash Problems

Distichiasis is a condition where an eye lash can grow in an abnormal spot. It is a condition that can affect both dogs and humans.  It is usually bilateral in the upper or lower eye lid. To prevent tearing, squinting, corneal ulcers, inflammation and other scarring from this disease, you should resort to electrocautery and surgery. As with an ingrown eye lash, consult an eye specialist as soon as possible.

The Most Common Form of Eye Malady

A style is the most commonly experienced eye problem. It can be caused by an infection of the sebaceous glands at the base of the eye lashes or an ingrown eye lash. Styles tend to last from 7 to 10 days without treatment.

Prevention of an Ingrown Hair or Other Eye Infections

Always remember to wash your hands and nails before touching your eyes or applying eye make-up. Eat a healthy well balanced diet that contains fruits, vegetables, proteins and whole grains that are packed with vitamins and minerals that contribute to eye and hair health.  Use only the best quality products, especially around the sensitive area of the eye. Use eye lash growth serums that offer various formulations to bring therapeutic effects to the eyes.  Handle lashes gently to prevent an ingrown eye lash.