Entropion is a malposition resulting in inversion of the eyelid margin. The morbidity of the condition is a result of ocular surface irritation and damage. Successful management of this condition depends on appropriate classification and a procedural choice that adequately addresses the underlying abnormality. Entropion (en-TROH-pe-on) is a condition in which your eyelid turns inward so that your eyelashes and skin rub against the eye surface, causing irritation and discomfort. It occurs most often in older adults, and it generally affects only your lower eyelid.
The symptoms of entropion result from the friction of your eyelashes and outer eyelid against the surface of your eye. You may have signs and symptoms such as: A feeling that there's something in your eye, redness of the white part of your eye, eye irritation or pain, sensitivity to light and wind, watery eyes, mucous discharge, decreased vision etc.
Treatments are available to relieve symptoms and protect your eye from damage; you'll likely need surgery to correct entropion. When active inflammation or infection causes entropion (spastic entropion), your eyelid may return to its normal alignment as you treat the inflamed or infected eye. Effective temporary treatments include: Skin tape, Stitches that turn the eyelid outward, OnabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) etc.
The primary morbidity is ocular surface irritation. Corneal abrasions and scars can occur. No sexual predilection exists. Although all ages can be affected, this entity is seen primarily in older adults.