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Trichiasis Surgery

Ingrown Eyelash Treatment for Trichiasis

What Causes an Ingrown Eyelash?

Trichiasis is a common eyelid abnormality that’s commonly referred to as an ingrown eyelash. With this condition, the eyelashes are misdirected and grow inwards toward the eye. Those inward-turning lashes rub against the cornea (the clear, dome-like window covering the colored iris and the pupil), the conjunctiva (the thin, clear membrane covering the sclera, which is the white part of the eye), and the inner surface of the eyelids, irritating the eye.

What Are the Symptoms of Trichiasis?

Trichiasis symptoms include redness, blurred vision, pain, watering of the eyes, and the feeling that something is in the eye. Since these signs are similar to those experienced with many other conditions, you should schedule an appointment with an eye doctor at Rock Hill Eye Center for an official diagnosis.

How Is Trichiasis Treated?

Trichiasis treatment involves removing the eyelash, follicle, or both. The growth of the eyelashes may also be redirected. If the trichiasis is limited to a single eyelash or just a few eyelashes, your ophthalmologist may remove the problem-causing lash with forceps. While this eliminates the immediate problem, there is a chance the eyelash may grow back again in the wrong direction. If you have multiple lashes growing toward your eye, your ophthalmologist may recommend surgery to have them removed permanently.

Additional Plastic Surgery Services


Sometimes known as an eyelid lift, blepharoplasty can help your appearance and vision.

Brow Lift

If drooping eyebrows are changing the way you look, we may have the solution. A brow lift can help with the heavy feeling and impaired vision that are often caused by droopy eyebrows.


Blepharitis is a condition marked by red or swollen eyelids.


A small eyelid bump known as a chalazion can cause irritation and be a distraction. An eye doctor can provide relief.


When your eyelid is turned out, you can experience watering, pain, and irritation due to the eye’s exposure. An appointment with an eye doctor is your first step to relief from ectropion.


An eyelid that’s turned in can cause discomfort or lead to more serious eye conditions. Our office provides entropion surgery and treatment to correct the problem.


Drooping eyelids, or ptosis, affect many older people. Ptosis surgery will help restore your field of vision.

Orbital Fractures

Orbital or eye socket fractures are serious and can cause permanent damage. Seek immediate attention from an eye doctor.

Tear Duct

Excessive tearing can affect both adults and children. We can help get your eyes back to normal.

Please allow 24-48 business hours to be contacted regarding your appointment request. We look forward to seeing you soon.

* If this is a medical emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

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