Join Date: Aug 2006
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It sounds like she has Distichiasis or Trichiasis, which sounds much more complex than it really is - it's just eyelashes growing into the eye instead of outward. Sometimes you'll see this show up on a CERF result.
I don't know much about it, but I've read it a few times on CERF postings. I know a local Hav that has it, but it's one strong eyelash, so they just lift the eyelid and pull it when it gets long enough. I think freezing the eyelashes is the only way to make it permanent.
From my understanding, Distichiasis/Trichiasis
is not usually a big problem other than causing tears, but it can occasionally scratch the cornea.
Karen, I'm sorry you have one more procedure to consider, but I'm glad this one was an obvious problem solved (in diagnosing the tearing).
Last edited by Havtahava; 08-14-2008 at 12:15 PM.
Reason: added Trichiasis