Eli5 What happened when you lost a eyelash in your eye?


I saw an eyelash get in my eye today and tried to take it out, but a few blink later it seems to disapear into oblivion. What happened, where did it go? Does I have a bunch of eyelashes stuck behind my eyeballs socket? The thought terrify me

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It’s actually nearly impossible for anything to be stuck behind your eye, what has likely happened it has collected under your bottom eyelid and then at night the your eyeball and eyelid movements in conjunction will work together to push it out the corner of your eye. Sorta like when you get eye crust in the morning it’s from the same movement.

You just missed it. It’s lying in the fold of your eye. I predict it will show up at some point and you can remove it.