Trichiasis

Trichiasis is a medical term for abnormally positioned eyelashes that grow back toward the eye, touching the cornea or conjunctiva. This can be caused by infection, inflammation, autoimmune conditions, congenital defects, eyelid agenesis and trauma such as burns or eyelid injury. Standard treatment involves removal or destruction of the affected e...
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Trichiasis

• (n.) A disease of the eye, in which the eyelashes, being turned in upon the eyeball, produce constant irritation by the motion of the lids.
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trichiasis

(trĭ-ki┬┤ә-sis) a condition of ingrowing hairs about an orifice. inversion of the eyelashes, characterized by excessive tearing and the sensation of a foreign body in the eye. the appearance of hairlike filaments in the urine.
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Trichiasis

A condition in which the eyelashes grow inwardly (towards the eye).
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trichiasis

Condition in which hairs originating from normal locations turn inward and cause irritation.
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trichiasis

Condition wherein facial hair or eyelashes arising from normal sites are misdirected and contact the cornea or conjunctiva.
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Trichiasis

growth of the eyelashes inward toward the cornea, causing persistent irritation of the eyeball
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trichiasis

Normal hair from around the eyes is directed towards the eye, causing irritation.
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trichiasis

trichiasis 1. A condition in which the hair adjacent to a natural orifice turns inward and causes irritation; e.g., an inversion of an eyelid (entropion), eyelashes irritate the eye. Synonyms: trichoma, trichomatosis. 2. A disease of the eye, in which the eyelashes, being turned in upon the eyeball, produce constant irritation by the motion of the...
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Trichiasis

Trichiasis is the turning inwards of the eyelashes which then cause irritation to the cornea. Treatment consists of destroying the inward growing eyelashes with electrolysis, or in more severe cases operative treatment on the eyelid to turn the eyelashes in their proper direction.
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trichiasis

Type: Term Pronunciation: tri-kī′ă-sis Definitions: 1. A condition in which the hair adjacent to a natural orifice turns inward and causes irritation; in inversion of an eyelid (entropion), eyelashes irritate the eye. Synonyms: trichoma, trichomatosis
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