from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A condition of ingrowing hairs about an orifice, especially ingrowing eyelashes.

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  • n. Ingrown eyelash.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A disease of the eye, in which the eyelashes, being turned in upon the eyeball, produce constant irritation by the motion of the lids.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathol.: A disease of the kidneys or bladder, in which filamentous substances resembling hairs are passed in the urine.
  • n. A swelling of the breasts of women in childbed when the milk is excreted with difficulty.
  • n. Inversion of the eyelashes; entropion, Dunglison. Also trichia.


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  • However, it is unclear whether the stages of trichiasis and pannus were identified as trachoma complications.

    Trachoma in late Greek antiquity and the early Byzantine periods

  • - Irritation by eyelashes (trichiasis) causes more severe ulceration and scarring of the cornea.

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  • Ferdinand von Arlt of Vienna (1812-87), an eminent operator (trichiasis symblepharon) and teacher, founder of ophthalmopathology, recognized the true cause of myopia (elongation of the eye-ball) and introduced a chart of letters, later improved by

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  • Abnormal position of the eyelids or eyelashes (ectropion, entropion, trichiasis) is a major fault.


  • Dogs showing evidence of functional abnormality of eyelids or eyelashes (such as, but not limited to, trichiasis, entropion, ectropion, or distichiasis) are to be excused from the ring.


  • Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, The Here is a brief report on progress The The result is trichiasis-or, as the Ethiopi - Carter Center, in partnership with Emory Center has made, in alliance with other ans say, "hair in the eye."

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  • CARTER CENTER Above left, trichiasis results from advanced trachoma, which scars the upper eyelid, caus - ing the lid to fold inward, rubbing the lashes against the cornea with every blink and eventually leading to irreversible blindness.

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  • "At least one person with clinical signs of trachoma was found in nearly every household, and 1 in 3 households had a person with trichiasis or severe blinding trachoma."

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