By Gary M. White, MD

Alopecia Areata of the Eyelashes

Alopecia areata may occasionally affect the eyelashes.


The is loss of eyelashes without inflammation or scarring.


Intralesional injection of steroid may be done by an ophthalmologist. Forty-one subjects with AA universalis without ocular disease applied 0.03% bimatoprost to the eyelid margin once a day over the course of 1 year [Int J Trichology. 2010 Jul-Dec; 2(2): 86–88]. 43% of patients had moderate or total regrowth.


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