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Eye irritation, no redness or dryness, noticed hair sticking out of tear duct, seems to be growing there. Normal?

My eyes began to feel irritated today, but there is no redness or dryness. Upon closer investigation, I noticed a hair sticking out of my tear duct. I initially thought it was a stray eyelash , but it seems to be in there pretty good, so I think it may be actually growing vs being misplaced. Is this normal? What should I do?
Asked On : Fri, 14 Sep 2012
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Hi Rita.dennison,
Welcome to HCM.
I think your hair ( from your eye lash)must have got misplaced in the punctual opening near the nasal side of the eye. You can try removing it by just pulling it out or if that doesn't work,get it done with your eye doctor who will do it with a forceps under a slit lamp and give you some soothing eyedrops for short term usage.

Hope you get your relief soon. Take care.

Answered: Sun, 16 Sep 2012
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