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What are some surgeries to treat trichiasis?

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To clear up wrong-way eyelashes for good, your doctor may suggest surgery. Options include:

Talk to your eye doctor about the best treatment for you.

  • Ablation. This normally takes place in an office or clinic. Your doctor numbs your eye and then uses lasers to remove lashes and hair follicles.
  • Electrolysis. Your doctor removes the lashes with electricity.
  • Cryosurgery. The doctor removes the lashes and follicles by freezing them.

SOURCES:

Kidshealth.org: “All About Eyes.”

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus: “Trichiasis.”

Eyesmart.org: “What is a Corneal Ulcer?” “What is Trichiasis?”

Merck Manual: “Trichiasis.”

Doctors of Optometry Canada: “Trichiasis.”

University Hospital Southampton, NHS Foundation Trust: “Patient Information Factsheet: Ingrowing Eyelashes (trichiasis and distichiasis.)”

USC Eye Institute: “Trichiasis - Misdirected Eyelashes.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on November 07, 2019

SOURCES:

Kidshealth.org: “All About Eyes.”

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus: “Trichiasis.”

Eyesmart.org: “What is a Corneal Ulcer?” “What is Trichiasis?”

Merck Manual: “Trichiasis.”

Doctors of Optometry Canada: “Trichiasis.”

University Hospital Southampton, NHS Foundation Trust: “Patient Information Factsheet: Ingrowing Eyelashes (trichiasis and distichiasis.)”

USC Eye Institute: “Trichiasis - Misdirected Eyelashes.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on November 07, 2019

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