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What causes appearence of skin colour eye lashes on the upper eyelid?

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i feel some days new very small skin color hair generate on upper eyelid what is problem doctor
Posted Fri, 28 Mar 2014 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K 1 hour later
Brief Answer: It seems like localized hypopigmented eye lashes. Detailed Answer: Hello Welcome to Health care magic Iam Dr. Dadapeer, an Ophthalmologist and I answer health problems related to eye. It seems from the history that you are having skin colour eye lashes on the upper eyelid. This is because of hypopigmentation of the hair follicles and it is called as poliosis. The generalized presence of these hypopigmented hairs or skin patches should arouse suspicion of vitiligo. Since it is limited to eye lashes only no need to worry, it is a common condition seen with physiological conditions like ageing and other causes commonly seen in your age group are blepharitis or as a side effect of using of eye drops for long time. The most probable cause in your case is because of blepharitis. The treatment is by cleaning the eye lid margin and applying antibiotic eye ointment. The colour of the eye lashes may take some time after the underlying cause is cured to revert back to normal. Hope I have answered your question and the information is helpful to you. Thank you
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