A medical practitioner, Dr. Ayopo Adeyemi, is advising women to reduce the rate at which they fix false eyelashes because its health implications, which includes, corneal abrasions or ulcers, damage of the natural eyelashes, and eye sensitivity, e.t.c.
Dr. Ayopo explained that the eyelashes have their natural way of preventing dirt, sweat, bacteria and other foreign materials from entering into the eyes by trapping and keeping out anything that comes near but the false eyelashes accommodates the dirt, thereby causing different forms of allergy and infections.
The use of harmful chemicals on the eyelashes can cause them to fall out quicker than they naturally would and it is also dangerous when tools to be used come in close proximity to the eye. Artificial eyelashes can cause trauma to the eye either through the glue and other materials used or unprofessional operators. There could be introduction of microbes into the eyes, causing conjunctivitis of all types. The lashes themselves can cause allergic conjunctivitis trapping and retaining dirt around the eye.
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