Argon laser photocoagulation of ingrowing eyelashes (trichiasis)


We report the results of argon laser treatment in 30 patients with symptomatic ingrowing eyelashes. Permanent eyelash destruction was achieved in 71% of treated lashes. No local anaesthesia was found to be necessary. Complications were minimal and patient satisfaction was high.

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Reck, A., Socrates, A. & Pathmanathan, T. Argon laser photocoagulation of ingrowing eyelashes (trichiasis). Laser Med Sci 9, 47–50 (1994).

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Key words

  • Ingrowing eyelash
  • Argon laser photocoagulation
  • Cryotherapy
  • Electrolysis
  • Local anaesthetic
  • Trichiasis