Entropion (Eyelid Rolls Inward)
Entropion is a condition
in which the eyelid is rolled inward toward the eye. It can occur as a result of advancing age and weakening of certain eyelid
muscles. Entropion may also occur as a result of trauma, scarring, or previous surgeries.
What are the symptoms?
A turned in eyelid rubs against
the eye, making it red, irritated, painful, and sensitive to light and wind. If it is not treated the condition can lead to
excessive tearing, mucous discharge and scratching or scarring of the cornea. A chronically turned in eyelid can result in
acute sensitivity to light and may lead to eye infections, corneal abrasions, or corneal ulcers. If entropion exists, it is
important to have an oculoplastic surgeon to repair the condition before permanent damage to the eye occurs.
|This patient had severe entropion.
|After surgery the eyelid is restored to its proper position.