The condition of misdirected or abnormally positioned eyelashes is known as Trichiasis. Trichiasis can cause permanent vision loss, discomfort and constant irritation in the eye. Here are some symptoms of Trichiasis:-
Eye pain, redness and/or irritation
Constant eye irritation
Excessive sensitivity to light
Fortunately, there is a surgical procedure
to treat trichiasis
Which type of surgery is to be performed, this decision rests in the hand of cosmetic surgeon and he determines via analysing how many number eyelashes are affected and the surface of the eye. In some cases if the irritation is beyond bearing, the eyelashes are plucked out but they generally tend to grow back.
In some severe cases if the condition is worse, then our occuloplastic surgeons will go for permanent removal of eyelash follicles only from affected area via special technology known as Radio Frequency. If the cornea has also been damaged then corrective eyelid surgery might be necessary.
To know more about our surgical procedures and the kinds of treatments possible for you depending on your case please book your consultation with one of our surgeons and experience beautiful eyes.