The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.



Disthiasis treated with focal argon laser

Photo by Professor Chua Chung Nen

This 60 year-old man suffered from recurrent disthiasis in the right central lower eyelid. Focal argon laser was used to ablate the hair follicles. The laser was set at 100Ám, 200mW and 0.5seconds. The laser was aimed at the root of the hair and burnt to a depth of more than 1mm in order to reach the hair follicles.

Right central lower lid disthiasis.


Post-focal laser appearance.

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