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.
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