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34. Internationaler Kongress der Deutschen Ophthalmochirurgen (DOC)

23.06. - 25.06.2022, Nürnberg

A new technique in treatment of trichiasis by plasma emission

Meeting Abstract

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  • Magda Rau - Augenklinik Cham, Cham
  • Tereza Jestrábová - Gemini ocní centrum, Budweis, Tschechien

34. Internationaler Kongress der Deutschen Ophthalmochirurgen. Nürnberg, 23.-25.06.2022. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2022. DocWK 1.8

doi: 10.3205/22doc037, urn:nbn:de:0183-22doc0377

Veröffentlicht: 3. Juni 2022

© 2022 Rau et al.
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Aim: Trichiasis is an acquired condition in which eyelashes are misdirected toward the ocular surface. This condition frequently causes ocular surface irritation and commonly results from eyelid inflammation and scarring which disrupts the direction of growth of cilia follicles.

A new modality in the treatment of trichiasis is ablative high spark plasma discharge. The ophthalmological applicator tip is inserted into the hair duct as deep as possible, and then switch the device for 1–2 seconds. This will destroy the hair follicle.

Method: The case report of 76 years old male with multiple trichiasis of the lower eyelid after numerous epilations without lasting effect. Due to blood thinner medication, the treatment by JETT PLASMA LIFT MEDICAL was elected. The thin golden ophthalmological applicator was inserted into the hair ducts as deep as possible and switched on with intensity 6 (8 is maximal) for about 2 sec. The eyelash must loosen and be pulled out without resistance. All 8 eyelashes were removed in one session.

Results: After 2 weeks three was the recidivy of trichiasis of 2 eyelashes, but significantly thinner and depigmented. The treatment was repeated one more time. After 4 months three is no recidivy of trichiasis yet.

Conclusion: JETT PLASMA LIFT MEDICAL seems to be a great promise in the treatment by plasma emission of trichiasis and distichiasis.