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Hair growing beneath my upper eyelid(or possibly stuck)
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curtis_stan83 posted:
About two weeks ago, I felt some discomfort on my right eye, however when I looked at the mirror, I noticed that there is a piece of hair that is being attached on the back of the upper eyelid. As the days go by, my right eye became red and it stayed red until I saw my doctor and she prescribed me with an antibiotic called Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP 0.3% four times a day for seven days to see if I can remove the hair out of my right eye. As I followed the instructions, the severe redness disappears within two days, but the hair was still stuck beneath my upper eyelid. I do not know if it's the hair that is stuck in the upper eyelid or if I am experiencing a condition known as Trichiasis. which is an ingrowth or introversion of the eyelashes.


If there is a possibility of removing the hair without seeing a eye doctor and having to go through painful procedures such as laser hair removal, would it be safe for me to use a nose and ear trimmer just to get rid of this hair? If not, what are other ways to safely remove unwanted hair growth?
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Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
The term trichiasis is correct. An eyelid hair growing towards and touching (irritating) the eye.

One lash and first occurrence, we generally simply remove (pluck out) the lash.

Multiple recurrences or many eyelashes involved, then a definitive procedure is then required.


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