Entropion is a condition in which the eyelid rotates inwards causing the eyelashes to rub on the ocular surface. This can lead to corneal abrasion and ulceration if left untreated.
What are the Symptoms?
What are the Causes?
Entropion is commonly related to natural ageing of the eyelid and surrounding structures. Thinning and atrophy of eyelid muscles and their associated tendons causes horizontal lid laxity whilst the preseptal and pretarsal components of the orbicularis oculi muscle overlap. Together, this causes the eyelid (predominantly the lower lid) to rotate inwards.
What is the Diagnosis?
Our first consideration is to protect the corneal surface from abrasion by epilating any lashes that are in contact with the eye. A bandage contact lens may be inserted to provide further protection. Entropion surgery may be advised by your Laser Vision Ophthalmologist if the eyelid is significantly rotated, your cornea is compromised or your symptoms appear unmanageable. This permanent solution involves the removal of a small section of eyelid tissue before the structure is tightened and repositioned with stitches.
Choosing the right vision correction clinic for your surgery is paramount. This is a life changing procedure after all, and you need to have complete trust in your surgeon and care team of professionals.
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