a condition in which the eyelashes grow inwardly.
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How to use trichiasis in a sentence
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.
In cases of trichiasis where a few eyelashes turn in on the conjunctiva or cornea they may be removed by this method.
British Dictionary definitions 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
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