What Is Entropion?
Certain eye conditions can affect the actual eye surface or the cornea. However, oculoplasty treats medical conditions that affect areas around the eye, such as the skin or eyelids. A medical condition called entropion is often surgically treated by an oculoplastic surgeon. At , our oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Francesann Ford, has extensive knowledge and expertise in treating and surgically correcting entropion and other eyelid conditions.
Entropion is when the eyelid, usually the lower lid, folds inward, while ectropion is when the lower lid folds outward. When an eyelid folds inward, the eyelashes and/or eyelid will rub against the inside of the eye and possibly cornea causing irritation & discomfort. When left untreated, scarring of the eyelid or cornea or possibly nerve damage may occur. Entropion can affect both eyes simultaneously, but most cases of entropion affect one eyelid at a time. This condition is more prevalent in women and people above the age of 60.
Entropion Surgery in Coral Springs, FL
What Are The Symptoms Of Entropion?
- Mild eye pain
- Redness & inflammation around the eye
- Light & wind Sensitivity
- Sagging skin around the eye
- A feeling that something is in the eye
- Epiphora (excessive tearing or watery eyes)
When faced with any of these symptoms, one should seek an eye doctor for an evaluation of their eye health. Immediate care should be consulted to treat severe cases of entropion. Call our practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. Francesann Ford.
Patients all across Florida such as Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Pompano Beach, and Sunrise have achieved successful outcomes giving them immediate relief.
- Decreased vision, especially if the cornea is damaged
- Mucous discharge and eyelid crusting
- Rapidly increasing redness in your eyes
- Increased levels of eye pain
Entropion that rubs against the cornea can result in a corneal injury and likely vision loss. The best way to prevent entropion from causing a cornea injury is to seek an eye doctor early.
Any abnormal signs around the eye, such as eye pain, discomfort around the eye, or redness & inflammation are often covered by medical insurance.
While entropion may resemble symptoms of dry eye disease, you may be at higher risk for entropion depending on your medical history.