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Things to prevent/stop lash growth

Long eye lashes are usually a good thing, but not when I have the Asian-ish lid where if you look at my eyes sideways, the top/bottom lashes on the inner corner goes inward instead of outward. And no, I can't curl it, because it's semi hidden by the skin over my inner corner, as illustrated by the hasty 5 sec Paint picture below (black is the eye you see, brown is the lash, and dotted grey is the lashline behind the skin over inner corner of my eyes).

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I also tried plucking them, which hurt and make my eyes water better than onions and leave my eye corners a bit puffy and irritated the 2nd day. So then I'm resorted to itchy eyeballs and bad mood 24/7.

 

Now that all the extra information you don't need to know is out of the way, is there any serum or things I can use to prevent/inhibits/stop lash growth?

 

or any idea other than plucking or curling or poking sharp or hot things into corner of my eyes (kids, don't try this at home...or anywhere for that matter).


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I'd recommend speaking to an eye surgeon. It sounds like...

I'd recommend speaking to an eye surgeon. It sounds like you have mild entropion, where the eyelashes interfere with each other. I had a pet that had that problem and I took him to a veterinary eye surgeon and he did a minor operation that fixed it right up. Other than that, I would worry that any serums or do-it- yourself activities could cause infections and believe me, you don't want that. I had an eye infection once and they are excruciatingly painful. 


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I'd recommend speaking to an eye surgeon. It sounds like...

I'd recommend speaking to an eye surgeon. It sounds like you have mild entropion, where the eyelashes interfere with each other. I had a pet that had that problem and I took him to a veterinary eye surgeon and he did a minor operation that fixed it right up. Other than that, I would worry that any serums or do-it- yourself activities could cause infections and believe me, you don't want that. I had an eye infection once and they are excruciatingly painful. 

Oh wow, didn't know there's a name for it. It used to not...

Oh wow, didn't know there's a name for it. It used to not bother me since my lashes were super tiny, but now I got hairier (?) so I've got more and longer lashes and now it irritates. Does the operation change the way the eyes look? cuz I like the way my eyes look right now. =(

is it a fast one like wisdom tooth or does it prohibit you from seeing things for weeks?

Re: I'd recommend speaking to an eye surgeon. It sounds like...

It didn't change the shape of his eyes, they both looked the same (almond shaped) after the surgery, so it didn't show. He had a small line of dissolving stitches on his lid, the surgeon just reshaped the lash line so his lashes wouldn't conflict and scratch his cornea. He didn't have to stay overnight, the operation didn't affect his vision (except maybe for the drops I had to put in the first day) and he didn't seem to be too upset since the surgeon didn't do anything to his eyeball, so I think it didn't hurt too much. (Like glaucoma surgery or something major like that). So I'd say it's more on the order of minor surgery, you should take someone along with you to drive you home, but you shouldn't miss a lot of work. But your surgeon should know more about this, my experience was with a dog, after all.

I didn't even know that too long of lashes were a problem...

I didn't even know that too long of lashes were a problem. I've spent my entire life trying to extend my lashes...by any means necessary. There has to be something you can do to tame yours. prettyinpa made a suggestion that may be worth following up on if you're able. Good luck!

Re: I didn't even know that too long of lashes were a problem...

lol, I think it's one of those be careful what you wish for thing, and I'm pretty hairy in general. I used to have thin medium length lashes and one day I was doing my eye make up and thought "wow! I've got nice long and dark lashes!" a couple months after that, my eyes start to itch. I didn't know why until one day I stared at the mirror for like 10min with my nose almost touching the mirror and saw there are tiny lashes poking into corner of my eyes.

The fold/crease on my left and right eye used to be different and it drives me crazy (I'm obsessed with symmetry), so I used to use my fingernails to "fold my eyelids properly". I think it's cuz of all the abuse but my lids are a bit more droopy thus making the fold/crease deeper so they now look symmetric, but they also further pushes my lash down.

I think my lashes got lush-er after I started using eye cream (I apply them right up to the lash line cuz I get dry flaky skin right above my lashes), and that's also when I started eating healthier (imagine replacing 2 bags of Cheetos+melted processed cheese+pepper flakes for lunch with salmon/real meat, olive oil, green vegetables and pasta. yeah).

I have to agree with Prettyinpa about seeing an eye speci...

I have to agree with Prettyinpa about seeing an eye specialist.  At least in the meantime, they can give some temporary relief during the exam.  They put in drops numb the area.  It's an interesting visual experience to say the least.  Depending on how thorough the exam is, you may need someone else to drive after the appointment.  From there, the physician can assess and make some suggestions.

 

If a procedure is recommended; Skim through the insurance policy to see if there is a chance it might be covered (or at least some benefits).  If not be wary of credit payment programs.  They have long term gradually increasing interest rates and penalize for paying off the balance ahead of time.

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