poliosis - depigmentation of lashes

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Vitiligo can affect the eyelids. There can be depigmentation of the skin or the eyelashes, where it is known as poliosis.

There is usually a strong family history. This condition is associated with autoimmune disease (see under vitiligo).

Reference:

  • Update (20/8/97), 186-90.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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