Entropion is a condition where the lower eyelid turns inwards towards the eyeball. It is often intermittent at first but can become permanent. Because the eyelashes are also turned in, the eye can become scratched by the eyelashes with an entropion.
What symptoms may you experience?
An entropion can cause:
- Watery eyes
- Soreness of the eye
- Redness and irritation of the eyes (particularly from the eyelashes)
- Discharge from the eyes
- Corneal Scratches, Ulcers and Scars
How is entropion treated?
The removal of eyelashes that have turned in due to entropion can be performed in the rooms to alleviate irritation and potential for scratching. This will often need to be performed multiple times as your eyelashes regrow. Ointments may be given to relieve discomfort.
The only treatment for entropion is surgery. There are a variety of techniques depending on your particular condition/ circumstances and the surgery can be performed as a clinic procedure in our rooms or in Day Surgery.