This is a condition where the eyelids of the patient are turned inwards. As a consequence, the eyelashes rub against the eyes and cause redness, itching and abrasions in the corneal section of the eyes. Loss of vision and watery eyes are also other symptoms of this condition. It may be caused due to aging, while in some cases babies are born with this condition.
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?
Usually non surgical procedures are suggested including medicines for reducing swelling, stitching to help turn the eyelid outwards, using softer contact lenses and even botox or skin tape. However, in some cases, surgery may be essential. Usually this is associated with bruising or scarring of the eyes.
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.