Eyelash


Eyelash

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Health

There are a number of diseases or disorders involving the eyelashes:

  • Madarosis is the loss of eyelashes
  • Blepharitis is the irritation of the lid margin (where eyelashes join the eyelid). Eyelids are red and itching. The skin often becomes flaky. The eyelashes may fall.
  • Distichiasis is the abnormal growth of lashes from certain areas of the eyelid.
  • Trichiasis is ingrown eyelashes
  • Eyelashes may become infested with crab louse parasites
  • An external hordeolum, or stye, is a purulent inflammation of infected eyelash follicles and surrounding sebaceous (Zeis) and apocrine (Moll) glands of the lid margin.[1]
  • Trichotillomania is a disorder that urges the sufferer to pull out scalp hair, eyelashes, etc.
  • Demodex folliculorum (or the demodicid), is a small mite that lives, harmlessly, in eyelash follicles and around 98% of us have these mites living in our lashes and/or hair.

Eyelash and Eyebrow transplant surgeries may help to reconstruct or thicken lashes or eyebrow hair.

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