madarosis


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madarosis

(ˌmædəˈrəʊsɪs)
n
(Medicine) the abnormal loss of eyebrows or eyelashes

madarosis

the loss of hair, especially of the eyelashes, as a result of disease.
See also: Hair
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Dermatologic evaluation showed madarosis, thickening of the glabella, and 8 large annular plaques.
Table 1 Characteristics of anterior lid margin disease Symptoms Signs Eyelids stuck together on waking Madarosis (loss of eye lashes) Itchiness Trichiasis (misdirected eye lashes) Glare Poliosis (white lashes) Blurred vision Telangiectasia Conjunctival injection Lid margin hypertrophy Lid scarring
These follicular changes make the eyelash more brittle and can lead to madarosis (lash loss), misalignment, or trichiasis (lash abrasion of cornea).