Eyelashes are more than just a cosmetic fringe. Lashes shield the eye from objects that might affect vision, injure or infect it. Similar to the hair on top of your head, eyelashes go through a natural cycle of growth, shedding, and replacement every six to ten weeks.

Between one and five eyelashes fall out per day is typical. Madarosis, or more rapid lash loss, can occasionally be a sign of a larger health issue affecting the eye or another area of the body.

There are numerous causes why some people lose more lashes than usual. If you are not also losing hair from the eyebrows or scalp, eyelash loss may signal

Leaving eye makeup on too long, applying and removing lash extensions, and using heated or non-heated eyelash curlers can all injure lashes and cause shedding. Additionally, allergies to mascara and the adhesive used to install eyelash extensions might cause eyelash loss.

Blepharitis may be indicated by itching or burning that is accompanied by redness or swelling of the eyelids. This disease develops when oil glands that are close to the base of the eyelashes become clogged, leading to chronic irritation and issues with the eyelash follicles.

This is a condition where emotional or psychological distress causes a person to pull out their own eyelashes habitually.

Localized lash loss may, on occasion, be a sign of skin cancer on the eyelid. As cancer spreads, it might stop the growth of eyelashes.

Chronic or recurrent styes, chalazia, ocular rosacea, mite and bacterial or fungal infections in one or both eyes are other, less prevalent reasons of lash loss.

Consult your doctor right away if you notice lash loss on both lids, hair loss on your eyebrows or scalp, skin changes including itching, redness, or scaling, a pressure-like feeling around your eyes, or any vision loss.

Wash your face and eyelids every day with mild soap and water to maintain the health of your eyelashes.

Lashes are normally lubricated by glands in the eyelid, so unless lashes seem very dry, lotions and conditioners are not required. Long, thick eyelashes are also healthful and easy to maintain with a diet rich in proteins, fruits, vegetables, and enough iron.

At The Eye Center- Dr. Mahnaz Naveed Shah & Associates our team of eight ophthalmology subspecialists/ eye specialists, eye surgeons who are considered amongst the very best eye specialists in Karachi and in Pakistan, have the diagnostic and treatment capabilities to treat from the simplest to the most complex patients. We work hard to provide our patients with the best possible medical and surgical eye care, in a state of the art purpose built eye care facility. We offer the entire array of medical, laser and surgical treatments to help provide patients the best possible care in the most efficient, safe and ethical manner.

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