Entropion is a medical condition in which the eyelids turn inwards causing the eyelashes to rub against the surface of the eye. Thus friction causes irritation and discomfort. Symptoms are:
• Turning in of the eyelid when blinking or closing eyelids
• Irritation and discomfort in the eye
• Redness of eye
• Mucus discharge or crusting of eyelid
• Decreased vision
• Watery eyes
• Sensitivity to light and wind
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?
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?
The surgery will involve the placement of stitches to tighten and hold the eyelid back.