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 s a condition in which your eyelid turns inward so that your eyelashes and skin rub against the eye surface, causing irritation and discomfort.
The symptoms of entropion result from the friction of your eyelashes and outer eyelid against the surface of your eye. The symptoms mostly includes:
Diagnosis and Treatment
Entropion must be distinguished from a number of other conditions that may simulate entropion. Entropion can be diagnosed with a routine eye examination and physical examination. If your entropion is caused by scar tissue, previous surgeries or other conditions, doctor may examine the surrounding tissue around your eye, in addition to examining your eyelid. Although treatments are available to relieve symptoms and protect your eye from damage, one need surgery to correct entropion.
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.