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Ingrown eyelash alternative to surgery

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ingrown eyelash alternative to surgery
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
Dr. Rick :

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Dr. Rick :

There are a number of choices other then surgery. You can have them "plucked" which, of course, has to be repeated. You can also have the lashes cauterized or burned with a laser, which sometimes has to be repeated but often works for a while.

Dr. Rick :

If the issue is that your eyelids are turning in (entropian) rather then just misdirected lashes, then correcting the underlying lid pathology (with surgery) is the best way to do.

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Does this make sense to you?

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
Let me know if there are there any other concerns or issues you would like to discuss on this topic.