"Bad Luck" is Cause of Some Eye Conditions
I recently had an elderly patient who had some eye lashes that started growing the wrong direction inwards toward the surface of her eye. She point blank asked me "doctor, WHY did this happen to me?" My response was "bad luck". She was dumbfounded, and somewhat miffed. "YOU MEAN YOU DON'T KNOW!!?", she replied incredulously. No, I don't know. Nobody does. "Was it my make up?" No. "Was it from rubbing my eyes?" Probably not. "Was it from allergies?" Unlikely. "So that's all you have? it's just BAD LUCK?" Yes. Sometimes there is no "reason" for some medical conditions. Some patients have a very difficult time with this concept, but it is fact. Sometimes there is no one and nothing to "blame" and there is nothing to do to "prevent" it from happening or prevent it from reoccurring. Occasionally it really, really is just bad luck.