Ocular complications of laser-assisted eyebrow epilation

S. Shulman*, I. Bichler

*Corresponding author for this work

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Purpose To report a series of patients with ocular complications associated with laser-assisted eyebrow hair removal.Patients and methodsCase reports of three patients with eye pain and photophobia following laser epilation of the eyebrow region. The eye examination included visual acuity, slit-lamp examination, tonometry and fundoscopy. The follow-up period was 3 months.ResultsEach patient had conjunctival hyperaemia in one or both eyes and anterior chamber pigmentary cells. One patient presented with posterior synechiae, which did not respond to treatment.ConclusionsLaser epilation of the eyebrows may result in anterior uveitis as well as irreversible damage to the iris.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)982-983
Number of pages2
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2009


  • Eyebrow
  • Iatrogenic
  • Iritic damage
  • Laser epilation


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