Distichia

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A distichia is an eyelash that arises from an abnormal spot on the eyelid.wikipedia
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Eyelash

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A distichia is an eyelash that arises from an abnormal spot on the eyelid.
Distichiasis is the abnormal growth of lashes from certain areas of the eyelid.

Corneal ulcers in animals

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Distichiae usually cause no symptoms because the lashes are soft, but they can irritate the eye and cause tearing, squinting, inflammation, corneal ulcers and scarring.
Other eye conditions can cause corneal ulcers, such as entropion, distichiae, corneal dystrophy, and keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye).

Yorkshire Terrier

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Yorkshire Terrier
Certain genetic disorders can be found in Yorkshire Terriers, including distichiasis, hydrocephalus, hypoplasia of dens, Legg–Calvé–Perthes syndrome, luxating patella, portosystemic shunt, retinal dysplasia, tracheal collapse and bladder stones.

Golden Retriever

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Commonly affected breeds include Poodles, Golden Retrievers, and Shih Tzus.
Eye diseases are also possible in the breed; cataracts are the most common eye disease, but they can also be afflicted with progressive retinal atrophy, glaucoma, distichiasis, entropion, corneal dystrophy, and retinal dysplasia.

Corneal ulcer

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It can cause intense pain and corneal ulcers.
Other eye conditions can cause corneal ulcers, such as entropion, distichiasis, corneal dystrophy, and keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye).

Elo dog

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There is a susceptibility to distichia, in which corneal damage can occur.

Lymphedema–distichiasis syndrome

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Lymphedema distichiasis
People with this hereditary, genetic condition have a double row of eyelashes, which is called distichiasis, and a risk of swollen limbs due to problems in the lymphatic system.

Trichiasis

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Distichiasis

Eyelid

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A distichia is an eyelash that arises from an abnormal spot on the eyelid.

Mutation

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This abnormality, attributed to a genetic mutation, is known to affect dogs and humans.

Meibomian gland

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Distichiae (the abnormal eyelash) usually exit from the duct of the meibomian gland at the eyelid margin.

Electrology

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Treatment options include manual removal, electrolysis, electrocautery, cryotherapy, and surgery.

Cauterization

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Treatment options include manual removal, electrolysis, electrocautery, cryotherapy, and surgery.

Cryosurgery

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Treatment options include manual removal, electrolysis, electrocautery, cryotherapy, and surgery.

Surgery

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Treatment options include manual removal, electrolysis, electrocautery, cryotherapy, and surgery.

Veterinary medicine

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In veterinary medicine, some canine breeds are affected by distichiasis more frequently than others:

Dachshund

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Dachshund (especially the miniature longhaired Dachshund)

Bulldog

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Bulldog

Flat-coated Retriever

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Flat-Coated Retriever

Shih Tzu

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Commonly affected breeds include Poodles, Golden Retrievers, and Shih Tzus.