Entropion refers to the condition in which the upper or, more commonly, the lower eyelid turns inward towards the eyeball. Due to mechanical injury from the eyelid skin and eyelashes rubbing against the cornea and conjunctiva, patients often experience symptoms of pain, foreign body sensation, tearing, repeated scratches on the eye, light sensitivity, mucoid discharge, blurred vision, and a feeling that something is in the eye.
It is important to identify the underlying cause in order to select the best surgical treatment. Most commonly, it is related to loosening of tissues relating to the aging process, but it can also be due to scarring of the conjunctiva or tissue that lines the inside of the eyelid from history of trauma or infections, eyelid tumors or growths, or prior surgeries. Depending on the underlying cause and necessary corrective procedure, the surgical correction is done as an outpatient procedure with local anesthesia and/or light sedation.
Dr. Mahsa Sohrab has extensive training in evaluating the causes of entropion, selecting and performing the proper corrective surgery, serving patients in Greenwich, CT and Westchester County, NY. Call today for your consultation at 914-505-6359 or complete a consultation request.