Entropion occurs when the eye turns inwards, resulting in lashes rubbing against the cornea (front window of the eye). This can lead to irritation, redness and watering. Sometimes this will lead to an infection of the cornea, which can threaten the sight. Most commonly entropion occurs due to ageing changes from laxity of the eyelid and its associated ligaments.
Surgery is generally performed under local anaesthesia and is well tolerated.
Compare the photo on the left with right entropion with the post-op on the right.
The lower lid now sits in a normal position and the lashes do not irritate the eye.
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