Entropion is a condition in which the eyelid turns inward so that the eyelashes and skin rub against the eye surface which causes irritation and discomfort. Entropion can be present at birth (congenital). In babies, it rarely causes problems because the lashes are very soft and do not easily damage the eye. In older people, the condition is most often caused by a spasm or weakening of the muscles surrounding the lower part of the eye.
HOW IS ENTROPION DIAGNOSED?
Entropion can usually be diagnosed with a routine eye exam and physical. The doctor may pull on the eyelids during the exam or ask to blink or close the eyes forcefully. This helps him or her assess the eyelid's position on the eye, its muscle tone and its tightness.
HOW IS ENTROPION TREATED?
The treatment includes a procedure where the eyelid will be pulled and taped back to give short term relief to the patient. Surgery is one of the long term treatment methods that most doctors use. Botox injections may be used to make up for lost collagen.
DID YOU KNOW?
This is a problem that is fairly common in relation with age. Delaying the same would only make it worse and you must consult an eye doctor at earliest for the same.