Eyelashes serve as protection against things that may enter the eye and harm it.
Eyelashes protect the eye from foreign particles and act as sensors to let the brain know a potentially painful poking could be imminent. Contact with these feelers can trigger an eyelid-closing reflex.
Eyelash transplant surgery has been around for a decade to help burn victims and those suffering madarosis, loss of eyelashes or eyebrows. But the procedure has recently become popular among women just looking for those Bette Davis eyes.
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