Eye Can’t Believe It – Ingrown Eyelash Treatment 1875

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Did you know that electrolysis was invented because of ingrown eyelashes, also known as trichiasis? Charles Michel preformed and documented the first successful clinical electrology procedure in 1875. The procedure was preformed using a battery-powered needle epilator to treat the patient for trichiasis. Thank you to Vision Systems, Inc industry leader in pre-owned optical equipment, for this interesting “Eye Can’t Believe It” optical trivia.

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Image Courtesy Cosmetics and Skin – Using electrolysis to remove an ingrown eyelash circa 1915

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