What Are the Symptoms and Causes of Entropion Eye?

What Are the Symptoms and Causes of Entropion Eye? - Consultants in Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic Surgery

Symptoms of entropion eye include redness, irritation, itching, discharge, excessive tearing, sensitivity to light and wind, and more. Ectropion causes the eyelid to move to an abnormal position and turn inward, rubbing against the eyeball. It is typically caused by the weakening of facial tissues and muscles due to aging, previous surgeries, chemical burns, birth defects, chronic rubbing, or eye infections. Neurological conditions may also cause the eyelid to roll. Entropion can distort the eyelid and leave the ocular surface vulnerable to particles and debris. 

What Happens if Entropion Eye Goes Untreated?

If the entropion eye goes untreated, it could cause damage and scarring to the cornea and lead to corneal abrasions, corneal ulcers, infections, vision loss, discomfort, pain, and more. The sooner the entropion eye is treated, the better. Entropion eye tends to worsen and lead to permanent damage and vision loss over time. Surgery is typically the best course of action for a long-term correction of the entropion eye.

Entropion Eye At EyelidPros

If you are suffering from entropion eye in Flint, MI, Ann Arbor, MI, Southfield, MI, or the surrounding areas, the board-certified physicians at EyelidPros can help you. They are experts in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. Our surgeons will do everything possible to ensure that your surgery is as comfortable as possible. Our physicians will also provide detailed post-surgical instructions. Check out our photo gallery to see photos featuring the results of our actual patients’ entropion eyelid repair surgeries. To learn more about our procedures or to schedule a consultation, contact us online today.

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