Entropion Treatment

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Entropion

With entropion, the eyelid turns in towards the eye, causing the lashes to rub against the surface of the eye. Aging, injury, inflammation and disease can all result in an entropion caused by the laxity of the eyelid tissues and the weakening of a muscle that holds the eyelid in place. This results in an imbalance and draws the eyelid toward the eye.

Entropion may cause:

  • Pain
  • Constant tearing
  • Infections of the eye
  • Discharge or crusting
  • Scarring and scratching of the cornea
  • Decreased vision
  • Sensitivity to light and wind.


  • It is recommended that an entropion is repaired quickly to avoid permanent damage. To do so, Dr. McInnes makes a small incision in the corner of the eye, adjusts the eyelid to proper tension and restores muscle balance to roll the eyelid outward to a normal position. This may be done in the office or at a surgery center with IV sedation and local anesthetic and is considered an outpatient procedure, so patients are able to return to the comfort of their own home the same day. Most patients are able to return to relatively normal activities within about a week. Sutures are removed around the same time in the office and wearing makeup and contacts may be resumed. Most insurances may cover the cost of this procedure. Dr. McInnes will meet with you for an exam and address your individual situation and discuss the risks and benefits of having surgery to help make the right decision for you. Aesthetic Eye will also pre-authorize any procedures with your insurance company for you if surgery is the right choice for you.

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