Entropion is a condition in which the eyelid turns inward. This causes your eyelashes and skin to rub against the surface of the eye and can lead to irritation. This may only occur when you blink or squeeze your eyelids shut, or your eye may be turned in at all times. This condition most often affects the lower eyelid and is more common in those who are older.
Your Entropion Surgery
The exact steps of your treatment will vary based on the cause and degree of your entropion. For some patients, stitches can be used to turn the eyelid outward. This is performed in-office and requires local anesthesia. Dr. Vargason can place several small stitches along your affected eyelid to help it return to its original shape. This provides immediate relief and can last for a varying amount of time.
Before your procedure, you will be given a local anesthetic and may be lightly sedated to ensure you remain comfortable and relaxed during the procedure.