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Eyelash hair loss

Hello, My 6 year old son has lost his eyelashes on only his left eye.  Both his upper and lower lid has eyelash loss.  We noticed this is November and our pediatrician had no knowledge as so why.  His blood came back fine.  His eyes look normal no red, swelling.  He recently went to a local eye doctor which he was diagnosed with blepharitis.  He were instructed to wash is eyes 3xs a day and apply eye ointment at bedtime.  At the very outer edge he has a few about 10 lashes.  Yesterday I counted the lower lid and he is down to 3.  Please I hope someone can help our family.
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233488 tn?1310693103
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He needs to see a pediatric ophthalmologist to determine the cause. Find one at www.aao.org

The glaucoma drops Xalatan, Lumigan and Travitan Z grown eyelashes in about 70% of the people that use them. The FDA has just approved a formulation of lumigan called Latisse for use to grow eyelashes.

JCH MD
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Thank you for this information it is very help to know about drops available to help eyelash growth.  We are in search of a pediatric ophthalmologist and will hopefully get a referral for a dermatologist after 10 more days of trying his ointment.
233488 tn?1310693103
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Good luck.
JCH MD
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