Trichiasis can be caused by injury, inflammation, and some eye conditions. Like other ingrown hairs, eyelashes can also become trapped under the skin and grow inward. This can cause symptoms similar to those of eye disorders, such as styes, which usually result from bacterial infection.
What happens if an eyelash disappeared in your eye?
If you can’t remove the eyelash, it can scratch your eyelid or eye. Bacteria from your hands can be introduced to your eye while it’s irritated. You can also injure your eyelid or cornea trying to remove the eyelash using your fingernails or a sharp object.
Can eyelash go inside eye?
But sometimes, they grow in the wrong direction. This is a common condition called trichiasis. That’s when your eyelashes turn inward towards your eye. They can rub against your eyeball and cause problems.
Where do lost eyelashes go in your eye?
Where Eyelashes Go. Contrary to the myth, eyelashes rarely fall behind your eyeball. A layer of muscle and tissue block the front half of the eye from the back, and only with a tear in this lining from heavy trauma can this layer break.