- a condition in which the eyelashes grow inwardly.
Origin of trichiasis
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It allows puffs of smoke to escape enough to give you trichiasis.The Man Who Laughs
Albucasis recommends burning the roots of hairs in trichiasis with a probe of gold.
Aetius (quoting from Leonidas) and Paul give very nearly the same account of the operation to remedy the trichiasis.
We know that granular ophthalmia with trichiasis as a sequela was very rife.
As a cautery it was used to destroy the roots of hairs, which had been removed for trichiasis.
- an abnormal position of the eyelashes that causes irritation when they rub against the eyeball
- the presence of hairlike filaments in the urine
C17: via Late Latin from Greek trikhiasis, from thrix a hair + -iasis
- A condition in which the hair adjacent to a natural opening turns inward and causes irritation, as in the inward turning of the eyelashes upon the eye.
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