A large metallic foreign body and two eyelashes were embedded in the retina as a result of penetrating ocular trauma. Following removal of the metallic fragment and one eyelash, the vision in the injured eye has remained 20/20 over a three-year follow-up period in spite of the retention of the second eyelash in the retina. The retained eyelash has provoked no inflammatory reaction.
Kozart DM, Yanoff M, Katowitz JA. Tolerated Eyelash Embedded in the Retina. Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;91(3):235-236. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.03900060243017