Entropion and ectropion repair addresses eyelid problems associated with aging, trauma, or scarring. These eyelid conditions can pull your eyelid out of position and cause inflammation and pain. Fortunately, these conditions are correctable through surgery performed by a trusted eye surgeon.
Entropion occurs when your eyelid turns in, causing your eyelashes to rub against the cornea. Most patients report pain ( sometimes extreme) and watery eyes due to inflammation. Ectropion describes a condition where your eyelid turns out. This results in irritation, redness, watering, and dryness of the eye.
The type of procedure that you will undergo is called a lateral tarsal strip. Before the operation, you will be given an anesthetic to numb your eyelid and the surrounding area. You may also be sedated lightly to ensure your comfort.
If your condition is age-related, our eye surgeon will extract a small part of your lower eyelid at the outer edge. Stitching the lid back together will make the muscles and tendons tight, causing the lid to settle correctly on the eye. There will be a few stitches at the outer edge of your eyelid opening or beneath your lower eyelid.
Entropion or ectropion repair is a surgery that corrects eyelids that are abnormally positioned. Our eye surgeons have years of experience performing surgery in a state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center in Port St. Lucie. For more information on entropion and ectropion surgeries as well as other cosmetic lid surgeries, or to schedule an appointment, call us at 7724002400. You may also request an appointment.