Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.
This Evidence Update is adapted from Yorston D, Mabey D, Hatt S, Burton M. Interventions for trachoma trichiasis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD004008. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004008.pub2.
Some forms of surgery can help prevent eyelashes touching the eye globe. For temporary care, taping the eyelid back with double-sided sticking plaster is more effective than removing the eyelashes.
Effective Health Care Alliance Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, pp.2