Entropion is diagnosed by your eye physician on physical exam of the eye and surrounding tissues. Entropion can be treated symptomatically with lubricating ointment and artificial tears, but surgery is usually indicated to correct the condition. Left untreated, damage to the cornea can occur and lead to eye infections and even loss of vision.
Surgical solutions depend on the cause of your entropion and the condition of the eyelid and tissues surrounding the eye. If it’s age related, our eye physician and surgeon Dr. Hatch can correct this by removing a small part of your lower eyelid which tightens the tendons and ligaments in the process.
After surgery for entropion, your eyelid may feel tight. This tightness will lessen over time. Dr. Hatch will be happy to discuss treatment options with you.