Information About Entropion
Entropion is a medical condition in which the eyelids fold inward. It is very uncomfortable, as the eyelashes rub against the cornea constantly. Entropion is usually caused by genetic factors and may be congenital. Trachoma infection may cause scarring of the inner eyelid, which may cause entropion.
Symptoms of entropion include:
- Redness and pain around the eye
- Sensitivity to light & wind
- Sagging skin around the eye
- Excessive tearing
- Decreased vision, especially if the cornea is damaged
Treatment is a simple surgery in which excess skin of the outer lids is removed. Prognosis is excellent if surgery is performed before the cornea is damaged.