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Question:
Should I be concerned that my 2-year-old daughter’s lashes were burned by accident while trying to blow candles out?

Answer:
Fortunately eyelashes, if the base of the eyelid and follicle of the lash are unharmed, will grow back in about six weeks. This is obviously a lesson learned for your 2-year-old. Best not to get too close to a flame. You may wish to bring your daughter to an Eye M.D. to check her eyes and eyelids for their overall health.

Answered by: Rona Silkiss, MD Dr. Rona Silkiss

Categories: Children’s Eye Health, General Eye Health

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