Elder, 1996 (argon eyelash removal)

Elder, 1996

Title: The true rate of success in argon laser eyelash thermoablation.

Authors: Elder MJ

Journal: Ophthalmic Surg Lasers 1996 Oct;27(10):888-90

PMID: 8895214, UI: 97050486

Affiliated institution: Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK.

Cited in: Solomon

Argon laser thermoablation has a success rate of 50% typically, when success is defined as an absence of recurrence of any eyelash per lid treated. When success is redefined as an absence of recurrence per eyelash treated, the success rate increases to 76% to 93%. Laser thermoablation potentially offers selective eyelash ablation with minimal inflammation and adjacent tissue damage. Its true rate of success may be better than previously indicated.