Can false lashes damage your eyesight?
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Applying false eyelashes is usually not a problem, however, it should not be overlooked that allergies and infections on the eyes are still possible.
It is essential that the procedure of applying the eyelashes extensions should be performed in as clean environment as possible. Our skin is not sterile since it contains certain bacteria as saprophytes, which don’t cause any disease, but if the pH of the skin is changed or an injury occurs they can become pathogenic and cause inflammation.
Any injury can cause inflammation of the eye
The false eyelashes are also not sterile, but the tweezers should be at least well-disinfected because any injury of the skin surface of the eyelids allows bacterial penetration both from the surface of the instrument and from the skin. In such a serious case, it is possible to develop inflammation of the eyelid--the so-called blepharitis.
Inflammation can affect even a single follicle of the eyelashes, the surrounding sebaceous glands of the eyelids, or can extend to more of them. Such infections can cause lashes to fall and form pus-filled bumps that should be surgically removed.
In case of infection of the eyelid it is prescribed a local antibiotic therapy in form of eye-drops and ointments and in case of intensive infection it is necessary to prescribe oral antibiotic therapy.
Another possible problem is allergy to the glue used to join the lashes. Although the excess glue is removed, even a smaller ramains can cause an allergic reaction of the eyelid that need to be adequately treated, most commonly with local corticosteroid therapy.
Having false eyelashes can’t worsen visual acuity.
Some eyelashes are extremely long and "heavy", and can in a way overshadow the visual field, but they cannot directly cause deterioration of visual acuity.
False eyelashes and eyelashes extensions are a fashion trend and should not be abandoned, but it is important that they are applied by an experienced person in hygienic conditions and with the utmost care not to injure the skin of the eyelid.