Ingrowing eyelashes


Posted by Gillian Bridge , Aug 13,2001,14:43   Archive
I am new to this site and computing so hope people will be a little tollerant if I maker mistakes and you will see that my typing is not so good either but the intentions i assure all are honorable:-)))
Does anybody have experience of ingrowing eyelashes and constant blinking as a result if so I would be pleased to hear frm them, I have had avery traumatic two years and apparently there is no cure for the ingrowing eyelashes - has any one had successful treatment and has any body experienced the pain etc. please
Hope to hear from some one please email me at sukigirl@btinternet.com and I live in England off the coast of Europe.



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Re : Ingrowing eyelashes --- Gillian Bridge
Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Aug 13,2001,15:07 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Gillian and welcome to the bb. I don't have ingrowing eyelashes but, after I get botox injections for beb, I feel my eyelashes are very much liked barbed wire and hurt my eyes a lot (almost like they are ingrowing) - this gets better after a month or so with the help of lots of eye creams. I hope others will answer and be able to help you. I came from London, U.K. 41 year's ago to Canada. Best wishes

June in Toronto




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Posted by Joann Humphrey , Aug 13,2001,15:20 Top of Thread Archive
Gillian, welcome to the BB. Sorry I cant help with your problem, but I will say you'll enjoy this site. Joann in Ft Smith, Arkansas, USA



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Posted by Delaine Inman , Aug 13,2001,18:07 Top of Thread Archive
I use to have long thick up-turned eyelashes. Since getting Botox they seem to stick out or down. This was made much worse by my partial myectomy and I'm often having to pull them out or rinse them out of my eyes with drops or saline because they come out and go into my eyes and it really hurts when that happens. What does your doctor say? Or maybe you should ask about seeing someone about it. Sorry you are having this problem. Glad you found us and posted. Welcome.



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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Aug 13,2001,18:17 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Gillian,

I don't have that problem, but do want to welcome you to the BB. I am sure that someone will pop up soon and share a similar experience with you. This is a good place to come with your questions, problems and helpful hints. And be sure to bring along a sense of humor ... you can't survive life without that!

Please tell us more about yourself when you are ready. I am 66, been diagnosed BEB/Meige for a little over two years and have gotten Botox injections every eight weeks since October 1999. They do help, but certainly do not cure. Also, they do absolutely nothing to help with the photosensitivity, which is my most troublesome symptom.

Hang around and post often.

Sally in North Idaho




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Posted by Lyn Patterson , Aug 13,2001,20:19 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Gillian

YES YES YES I have had ingrowing eyelashes for about 20 years. I first noticed my eyes getting very sore and blinking a lot. I was lucky enough to find a fantastic ophthalmologist who kept me chatting while he suddenly injected an anaesthetic under my right eye. If I had known what he was going to do I am sure I would have freaked out.

Then he zapped out the entire row and I didn't feel a thing. I had a small benign cyst in the middle of the lower lid and he had to avoid that spot. Unfortunately this means I still get a few now and then. I had the cyst removed a few years ago. Last year I had a few come back together so thought it would be a good time to have them zapped again. I eventually found an ophthalmologist with the equipment to do this but this time it took a long while to heal and left scar tissue. My new ophthalmologist commented on this and said there were other ways and means to tackle the problem so I will go to him when next I have a lot come back.

I try and remove them myself but they are very light coloured and hard to see and I have to wait until they are big enough to grip , all the while feeling like I am being stabbed in the eye.

I will write to you at home but thought everybody might like to catch up with this.

I often think back to that first injection little knowing it was the first of many !!! I also often wonder if the constant irritation and blinking of the eyes had led to BEB in my case.

Lyn from Western Australia




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Posted by Gillian Bridge , Aug 18,2001,12:34 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Lyn Thank you for all your kind replies
Thank you for your story, it seems that I must be a little impatient if i think two years is a long time to be going to hospital, doctor and friends to pull out the offenders because I cannot see to do it myself, and having my right eyelid split and resown up, and having electrolosis, and now laser treatment - all without anaesthetics and resulting in a great deal of bruising, pain and sinus infections resulting in pain even down my lower jaw and neck. And headaches you would not wish on your worst enemy. ( Both eyes are affected).
I had while this was going on major surgery to my lower jaw that I had been waiting for twenty years for - implants so I could eat properly - the whole procedure once they started it took 9 months and I am so delighted with the result and would have enjoyed it more if only i had not had this business with my eyes going on.
Me, I am 58, single having looked after father with motor neurone disease and late mother with progressive senile dementia.
I had to give up work as an estimator in the building industry to do it and have not been able to work since 1982 for various reasons. My little life saviours are Mitzi my 10 year old rescue bitch yorkshire terrier, 5 rescue budgies, and the last addition - bobbie - a baby silver African grey that was given to me last december partly by the bird club I belong to. Bobby is now a year old just and as I turn round find her chewing the wall by the cage, please excuse me while i go and remonstrate - thats better order restored, bobbie was hand reared and I finished it off so she is what they call silly soppy cuddly hand tame, she is just starting to come out with words her first - "Oh NO" :-)
Hope I have not taken up too much room
Regards Gill
Thank you all fro your kind replies



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Posted by Lyn Patterson , Aug 18,2001,20:43 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Gill

You certainly have more than your fair share of problems !! Can't understand them not giving you a local anaesthetic before electrolysis. How was the laser treatment - was that for in-growing eyelashes? My new ophthalmologist did say to me that there were better ways now than electrolysis. Don't understand how they keep coming back if the roots are removed. Are you sayng you still have them constantly?

Your pets sound lovely - birds can be very destructive, can't they but are very good company.

Until next time
Lyn




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Posted by Gillian Bridge , Aug 19,2001,06:39 Top of Thread Archive
The first treatment i had of lazer was for Glaucoma two years ago when they discovered it, at the time when i first went in with the ingrowing eyelashes, i did not think i would come out with that as well, but they did that and i did not have too much bother with it that i can remember, they then proceded to haul out the eyelashes manually, weekly, then they did the two slits all along the eyelid last october, then they kept pulling eyelashes, then someone tried electolosis without any anesthetic two weeks later i was back in for more eyelashes to be pulled and so it goes on and on and on now we have had lazer without anesthetic - green flashing in the eye ping ping ping ad in finitum round eacch eyelash - and still they grow back - and the pain after the treatment is out of this universe :-( what are these other treatments you mention pleeease.
Regards desparate Gill



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Posted by Christel-California , Aug 19,2001,10:20 Top of Thread Archive
Gillian, I'd like to welcome you to the Bulletin Board. I have nothing to offer as far as advice or my own experiences are concerned, because I don't have that problem with the ingrowing eyelashes, as a matter of fact, don't have too many eyelashes left, but want you to know that my heart goes out to you. It sounds like the doctors treating you enjoy torture. There must be a better way. I was wondering if you are stuck having to go to certain doctors or if you have a choice of perhaps trying someone else with more humane methods.
We're glad you found us, stick around as this is a good place to vent and find moral support.
Good luck and best wishes,

Christel in Ca.




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Posted by Lyn Patterson , Aug 19,2001,20:04 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Gill

Sorry, I don't know what the latest treatments are for ingrowing eyelashes. My doctor noticed the scar tissue I had and I told him what had caused it and then he said that there were other ways to go or words to that effect, these days. So I imagine that there must be a better way.

Sounds to me like you need to find a new doctor fast !!!! Are you talking top or bottom lashes? With me it is bottom of right eye only and it was originally the whole lot. Now it is only a very few in a spot that didn't get the zapper. Not having a local anaesthetic sounds positively medieval. Get a new doctor who knows what he is doing!!!

Lyn




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Posted by kathy , Aug 14,2001,07:41 Top of Thread Archive
gillian, i have those little things sometimes on my eyelids that look like small clear bumps and it was explained to me that they were clogged oil glands which perhaps go hand in hand with your problem. warm compresses, gently washing the area with a cotton swab and baby shampoo are what i'm supposed to do to treat these. and yes, they go hurt!



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Posted by Lyn Patterson , Aug 14,2001,08:02 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Kathy - I have those too, never knew what they were before - thanks for the information.Lyn



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Posted by kathy , Aug 14,2001,08:12 Top of Thread Archive
hi Lyn! you added some very helpful info also.



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Posted by Mary G , Aug 19,2001,09:05 Top of Thread Archive
Dear Gillian--- Welcome to the BB--All the info re Ingrowing eyelashes has been quite interesting. I had surgery two years ago and noticed after that my eyelashes do not curl up any longer, but go down. Maybe it is because of the slings in my eyelids? I get Botox every 7 weeks and two weeks afterwards I notice a feeling of an eyelash poking my in the eye. I am fortunate to work for a medical practice that specializes in eye care and surgery. Saw one of the doctors re this annoying feeling of an eyelash poking me and was told that my eyes are not closing all the way at night during sleep and get severe dry eye--and this feels like an eyelash in your eye. I use heavy gel and ointment during this time it seems to relieve the problems. Know some of our doctors do eye lash removal but do not know what procedure is used. Again, welcome and hope to hear from you again soon.



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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Aug 14,2001,15:24 Top of Thread Archive
Those clogged eye glands cause blepharitis - common with beb. Constant eye lid care is essential all the time to avoid this - and you are right, it does hurt.

June in Toronto




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