Why does my eyelid turn inward?

Be Eye Wise and understand that caring for your eyelids will go a long way in caring for your eyesight. Entropion is a condition where the lower eyelid is turned inwards.

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Symptoms of entropion can be:

  • Chronic redness
  • Irritation or ocular pain
  • Tearing
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Loss of vision.

Causes of entropion can be:

  • Age (lower eyelid laxity)
  • Ocular Surface Scarring

Treating entropion:

Treatment for entropion usually involves same-day surgery using light sedation and local anesthesia. Surgical approach depends on the cause of the entropion, and may involve more complex procedures.

To learn all you can about entropion, please schedule an appointment with Northwest Eye Oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Nicholas Schmitt. Because the more you know, the better you will see.