Are your eyes irritated from your eyelashes rubbing against them? If so, you may be suffering from entropion which can be diagnosed by a routine eye exam to see the positioning of the eyelids and its muscle tone and tightness. Entropion can be caused by eye infections, previously scarred tissue, inflammation, and other reasons. It is best to consult with your doctor to discuss treatment plans.
What Is Entropion?
Entropion is a condition that is caused by your eyelid turning inward causing your eyelash and skin to rub against the surface of your eye. This condition typically only affects the lower eyelid in older adults and can cause discomfort and irritation. If left untreated, entropion can damage your cornea and lead to an increase of eye infections, and even vision loss. If you have the constant feeling that something is in your eye, or your eyes are red, watery, discharging mucus, or crusting, then it is time to contact your doctor immediately.
Treatment For Entropion
There are many different types of treatments for entropion both non-surgical and surgical, leading to either a temporary or permanent fix. Some short-term fixes are therapies such as soft contact lens, botox injected into the lower eyelid to turn it outward, stitches the turn the eyelid outward, and transparent skin tape that can keep it from turning inward. A long-term fix can be surgery, which depending on if entropion was caused by aging or previous scarred tissue, the surgery type may vary. If caused by age, the surgery will be done by removing a small amount of skin from the lower eyelid to tighten the muscles and tendons. If entropion was caused by scar tissue, then a membrane graft will be done by taking tissue from the roof of your mouth or nasal passages. After consulting with your doctor, you can determine the best treatment plan for your condition.
Entropion At Eyelid Pros In Ann Arbor MI
Are your eyelids turned inward, causing your eyelashes to rub against the surface of your eye? If so, Eyelid Pros in Ann Arbor MI has licensed, trained, and certified ophthalmic doctors and facial plastic surgeons that can perform entropion surgery to tighten the skin and muscle, and turn your eyelid outward. Our goal is to give all our patients excellent clinical care, and the utmost professional customer service. We will listen to your concerns and provide you with the best solution to accommodate your healthcare needs. To learn more about entropion and its treatment call us at (248) 357-5100 or contact us online today!