Trichiasis

Labelled Diagram of the Eye

Labelled diagram of the structure of the retina

Trichiasis is an irritating condition in which eyelashes rub against the eyeball causing discomfort and, in some cases, ulceration of the cornea.

Possible causes of trichiasis include:

  • inflammation of the eyelids causing the lashes to grow in abnormal directions
  • scarring of the conjunctiva causing the eyelid to turn inwards.

Trichiasis accompanies all forms of entropion.

More about Ophthalmology:

This section includes short definitions of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system.
For definitions of other terms in this category, choose from the list to the left (but note that this is not a complete/exhaustive list).

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For further information see also our pages of books about ophthalmology.

The following books may also be of interest:

The Aging Eye (Harvard Medical School)
MCQ Companion to the Eye (Textbook)
The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Glaucoma: The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight

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