During the past twelve months, instances of dermatoconjunctivitis due to the use of eyelash and eyebrow dyes have been reported by Greenbaum,1 Harner,2 Bourbon,3 Jamieson,4 McCally, Farmer and Loomis,5 and Moran.6 In the cases reported by the last two the reaction was severe enough to produce ulceration and necrosis of the cornea. Six of the reported cases were due to the use of the preparation "LashLure," and two followed the use of "Godefroy French Hair Coloring"-Larieuse.
The case reported here followed immediately the use of "Lash-Lure" and terminated fatally.
REPORT OF CASE
A woman, aged 52, who had considered herself in good health, had her right eyebrow "plucked" and the dye "Lash-Lure" applied to the right brow and eyelashes. This was done by her daughter, an employee of a beauty parlor. The adjacent tissues began to burn and swell within thirty seconds after the
Forbes SB, Blake WC. FATALITY RESULTING FROM THE USE OF LASHLURE ON THE EYEBROW AND EYELASHES. JAMA. 1934;103(19):1441–1442. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.72750450002008a
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