Entropion eye is an eye condition where the eyelid folds inward and causes eye redness, irritation, pain, and sensitivity to light. It can cause crusting, swelling, discharge, changes in eye appearance, and excessive tearing. Entropion can affect one or both eyes and mainly affects the lower eyelid. If you notice an inward turning of your eyelid, causing the lashes to rub against the eye, consulting with an eye care professional can help you decide the best course of action to preserve eye health and relieve discomfort.
What Causes Entropion Eye?
Entropion eye is usually caused by the weakening of the muscles around the eyelid as a result of aging. Birth defects, infections, eye trauma, surgeries, burns, inflammation, and scars can also cause it. Entropion can worsen from uncontrolled spasms or twitching of the muscles around the eyes. They can cause pulling on the eyelid that can contribute to its inversion. Underlying eye conditions can cause changes to the tissues around the eyes and increase the risk of entropion.
Can Entropion Affect My Vision?
Left untreated, entropion can cause permanent vision loss, redness, mucus discharge, excessive watering, and other problems. Entropion can cause eye infections and severe damage to the cornea. It can affect the position and health of the eye and cause discomfort and pain. Timely treatment is essential for entropion because the risk of vision-threatening issues increases as corneal damage progresses.
Entropion Eye at EyelidPros
If you are experiencing entropion in Southfield, MI, St. Clair Shores, MI, Rochester Hills, MI, or the surrounding areas, the board-certified physicians and surgeons at EyelidPros can help you. Our physicians are recognized for award-winning ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. To learn more about us or to schedule a consultation, contact us online today or call one of our Michigan locations, and a staff member will reply shortly.