Entropion is a condition that is characterised by the eyelid turning inwards. The condition develops slowly and may not be easily identifiable initially. The condition causes irritation to the surface of cornea. Eye redness, watery eyes, infection of the cornea are the symptoms that must be watched out for.
HOW IS ENTROPION DIAGNOSED?
Ophthalmologists may diagnose Entropion during a routine eye examination. During diagnosis, the doctor may pull your eyelids and ask you to blink or close your eyes. If it is caused due to a previous injury, then the doctor may examine the tissue surrounding the eye.
HOW IS ENTROPION TREATED?
In most cases, surgery is required to tighten the muscles around the eyelids. The surgery is performed under local anaesthesia by placing stitches on the eyelid to turn it outward. Repeated surgeries may be needed in about 15% of cases as the eyelid tissues continue to loosen with age.
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.