|Eyelids that Turn In or Out|
Entropion describes a condition in which the lower eyelid or lashes turn or roll inward towards the eye. It may be caused by age, inflammation, scarring, injury, tumor, or by congenital defect. A common complaint is chronic eye irritation, which may in turn result in excessive tearing, infection, corneal damage, and impaired vision. Eyelids that turn outward is a condition called ectropion. It is often an effect of the aging process, but may also result from tumor, injury, or Bell’s palsy.
Entropion and ectropian can cause chronic eye irritation which can lead to excessive tearing, crusting, infection, corneal damage, and impaired vision. Both conditions may be addressed surgically by tightening the eyelid and its attachments to restore elasticity and to reposition it against the eye. Other surgical and nonsurgical treatments are also used, depending on circumstances. It is important to treat the cause of the problem to prevent recurrence.
If you would like more information on this procedure, request a complimentary brochure or e-mail an inquiry to TOC. You may also schedule a private consultation with a TOC physician.
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