What is Entropion Repair?

Entropion is a condition where the eyelid folds in, causing the lashes to rub against and irritate the eye. It usually affects the lower eyelid. In some people, entropion happens only when the eyes are squeezed shut, but in others it happens all the time. The eye may become painful, red, and sensitive to light. Entropion may be caused by certain skin conditions, injury to the eye, or simply looser tissue due to aging.

In mild cases, there are ways to treat entropion without surgery, including tape and Botox. For many patients, however, entropion repair surgery is necessary. Depending on the cause and severity of the condition, the surgeon may tighten the eyelid to keep it in place, or use a skin graft to entirely reposition the lid. The eye may look swollen and bruised for a week or more after surgery. Applying ice to the eye area may help.

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