What is an Eyelid Entropion?
Updated: Dec 7, 2019
Eyelid entropion is a condition in which the eyelid is rolled inward against the eyeball. It is typically caused by laxity of the eyelid and spasm of the surrounding eyelid muscle (known as the orbicularis muscle) or by scarring of the conjunctiva (the inner lining of the eyelid). Eyelid entropions often result in irritation of the eye due to rubbing of the lashes (top, arrow).
This pleasant gentleman underwent surgical correction of his lower eyelid entropion and experienced relief of his symptoms. Shown here (bottom) are his results one week after surgery.
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