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?
The diagnosis is usually done by an ophthalmologist who will perform a routine eye exam as well as a snap test. In this test, the doctor will gently pinch the eyelid open and let it fall back to see how soon it does so. This will point at the cause of the condition.
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?
Without treatment, the condition may cause eye infections and scarring of the eyeball and may even lead to loss of eyesight in the affected eye.