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  • Jean-Paul Abboud, M.D., Ph.D.

What is an Eyelid Entropion?

Updated: Oct 6, 2021

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 oculi muscle), or by scarring of the conjunctiva (the inner lining of the eyelid). An eyelid entropion often results in irritation of the eye due to rubbing of the lashes (top, arrow).

Surgical treatment involves tightening of the eyelid, weakening the spastic eyelid muscle, and rotating the eyelashes outward.

Eyelid Entropion Repair

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.

Below is a surgical video demonstrating a lower eyelid entropion, one week after repair, and 6 weeks after repair. Total operative time was around 20 minutes.

For more information about entropion, or to schedule a consultation, call us at 858.356.2647


These are images of actual patients of Dr. Jean-Paul Abboud. They are shown for informational purposes only and are provided with written patient consent for use on this website. Please do not copy or distribute images/videos. Each individual’s treatment and/or results will vary, and no guarantee is stated or implied by any photo or statement used on this website.

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