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Eyelid malpositions such as ectropion, entropion, and eyelid retraction are conditions that affect the positioning and alignment of the eyelids, leading to various functional issues. Ectropion occurs when the lower eyelid turns outward, exposing the inner surface of the eyelid and causing symptoms like excessive tearing, dryness, and eye irritation. Entropion, on the other hand, involves the inward turning of the eyelid, causing the lashes to rub against the eye, leading to discomfort, redness, and possible corneal damage. Eyelid retraction refers to the abnormal upward or downward positioning of the eyelids, often associated with thyroid eye disease or trauma.


Treatment options for eyelid malpositions depend on the specific condition and its severity. If conservative treatment methods prove ineffective or if the malposition is severe, surgical intervention may be necessary. Surgical procedures for ectropion involve tightening and repositioning the eyelid, while entropion is typically treated by tightening the eyelid muscles to prevent inward rolling. Eyelid retraction may require surgical correction to restore normal eyelid position and improve both function and appearance. 


If you suffer from eyelid malposition (ectropion, entropion, retraction) and would like to have an in-person consultation with Dr. Abboud to discuss surgical repair options, please contact us to schedule an appointment and learn more. 

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