Entropion/Ectropion

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Repair and Relief for Eyelid Disorders

Eyelid disorders can occur at any age and lead to visual problems, physical discomfort and aesthetic embarrassment. Two main eyelid disorders include entropion, where the eyelids turn inward and ectropion, where the eyelids (usually lower) turn outward.

Symptoms of Entropion

When the eyelids turn inward, the eyelashes and eyelids can rub the eyes causing:

  • Pain
  • Irritation
  • Excessive tearing
  • Redness
  • Feeling of foreign substance in eye

Symptoms of Ectropion

When the lower eyelids turn outward, the inner eyelid will be exposed, leading to:

  • Dry eye
  • Excessive tearing
  • Burning
  • Redness
  • Light sensitivity
  • Gritty feeling

Causes of Entropion and Ectropion

These conditions can be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Weakened or stretched eyelid muscles caused by aging
  • Infection or inflammation
  • Congenital defect
  • Facial paralysis
  • Growths on the eyelid

Treatment forEntropion and Ectropion

Treatment of eyelid disorders in Corpus Christi, TX will depend on the severity of your condition and the type of disorder you have. Surgery may be necessary to remove part of the lower eyelid to tighten the muscles and tendons so it will have proper placement on the eye.

If you are bothered by the symptoms of entropion or ectropion, contact us today to schedule an eye exam with one of our experienced oculoplastic surgeons to determine your treatment options.