Entropion is a problem where the eyelids tends to turn inwards and as a result, the lashes are rubbing vigorously against the skin. This may cause a lot of discomfort and also irritation. This is a common problem in adults, which affects the lower eyelids. Redness, irritation and pain are common symptoms here.
HOW IS ENTROPION DIAGNOSED?
An ophthalmology expert can diagnose the same through an eye test, which helps in determining if there are scars or other problems associated too.
HOW IS ENTROPION TREATED?
The treatment approach depends on the cause of the entropion. Nonsurgical treatments are available to relieve symptoms and protect your eye from damage which are soft contact lens, stitches that turn the eyelid outward, botox and skin tape. A surgery may be suggestive in severe cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
Dry eye and irritation may increase the risk of corneal abrasions, corneal ulcers and other eye infections. Entropion can be caused by:
• Muscle weakness.
• Scars or previous surgeries.
• Eye infection.
• Developmental complication.