is an inward turning of the eyelid and lashes toward the eye, usually caused by
relaxation of the eye muscles and tissue due to aging.
usually affects the lower lid. The skin and eyelashes rub against the eye and
cause discomfort and tearing. The irritated eye can produce mucous, and become
red and sensitive to light and wind. If entropion is not treated, rubbing of
the skin and eyelashes can cause infection or scarring of the eye, which can
cause vision loss.
can be performed to tighten the eyelid and return it to its normal position.
The eyelid then protects the eye properly, and irritation and other symptoms
surgery to repair entropion is usually performed as an outpatient procedure
using local anesthesia. After surgery, an eye patch is usually worn and
antibiotic ointment is prescribed.