Medical Conditions

eyelash medical conditions

There are certain eyelash medical conditions that may affect the suitability for an eyelash treatment. As a guideline, briefly below are 5 of the more common eye complaints and stated whether or not these complaints affect the suitability for eyelash extensions.

If at any stage you are not sure whether to have this procedure, please seek medical approval from your doctor and they will advise you whether this kind of treatment would be suitable.

A cataract is an opacity or cloudiness in the natural lens of the eye. It is still the leading cause of blindness worldwide. The development of cataracts in the adult is related to ageing, sunlight exposure, smoking, poor nutrition, eye trauma and systemic diseases. Patients with cataracts usually complain of blurred vision.
A cataract does not affect the suitability for eyelash extensions. (if unsure please seek medical advice first)

Diabetic retinopathy is a disease of the retina caused by diabetics.
Diabetic retinopathy does not affect the suitability for eyelash extensions. (if unsure please seek medical advice first)

Glaucoma is a medical disorder associated with pressure in the eye, and is characterized by damage to the optic nerve, with consequent visual loss, initially peripheral, but potentially blinding if relentlessly progressive.
Glaucoma does not affect the suitability for eyelash extensions. (if unsure please seek medical advice first)

A viral infection (commonly known as cold sores) which erupts most commonly around the mouth. People who carry the herpes simplex virus may carry it around the eye area.
Caution is needed when proceeding with eyelash extension procedure. (if unsure please seek medical advice first)

These clients suffer from excessively dry skin characterised by peeling and flaking. Peeling can make the skin of psoriasis clients extremely tender. Making the procedure very difficult to complete and may cause discomfort
It is not recommended.


Contact lens

Must be removed prior to the procedure
As it is highly contagious, any form of conjunctivitis is not suitable for eyelash extensions. You must wait at
least 28 days after it has cleared up before taking eyelash procedure.

Dry Eye Syndrome are not suitable for eyelash extensions, as sufferers would often have to use eye drops,
which might affect the bonding chemical. It is possible to undertake procedure providing client is aware of
the possible results

Not suitable due to the habitual pulling of own hair including eyelashes and eyebrow hair.

Each individual client consideration must be assessed as eyelash procedure may trigger off further hair loss.
It maybe that there are no lashes in the eyelid area to extend.

Not suitable

If you suffer from any inflammatory skin disorders or allergies, a doctors written approval is required before
Having eyelash extensions applied.

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