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Trichiasis without entropion Save

ICD-10 code: H02.05

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

Trichiasis without Entropion: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Trichiasis is a medical condition where the eyelashes grow inwards, towards the eye, causing irritation and discomfort. It is often associated with entropion, where the eyelid turns inwards, but it can also occur without entropion. In this article, we will discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for trichiasis without entropion.

  1. Causes
  2. Trichiasis without entropion can be caused by several factors, including:

    • Genetics
    • Age-related changes in the eyelid structure
    • Eye infections or inflammation
    • Eye trauma or injury
  3. Symptoms
  4. The symptoms of trichiasis without entropion include:

    • Feeling like there's something in your eye
    • Eye irritation or redness
    • Watery eyes
    • Sensitivity to light
    • Blurred vision
  5. Treatment
  6. The treatment for trichiasis without entropion depends on the severity of the condition. Mild cases can be treated with lubricating eye drops or ointments to reduce irritation. In more severe cases, the eyelashes may need to be removed with a minor surgical procedure called epilation. Other treatment options include:

    • Cryotherapy, which freezes the eyelash follicles to prevent regrowth
    • Electrolysis, which uses a tiny electric current to destroy the hair follicles
    • Laser therapy, which uses a focused beam of light to destroy the hair follicles

If you are experiencing any symptoms of trichiasis without entropion, it is important to see an eye doctor for an evaluation. Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent complications and improve your quality of life.