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      Category : Health Centers > Eyes and Vision


Alternate Names : Turning in of the Eyelid, Inversion of the Eyelid

Entropion | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the condition?

Treatment of entropion involves taping the lid in such a way that the margin will not turn in until surgical repair can be done. Also, application of lubricating drops or ointment may be helpful with the symptoms. The surgical treatment involves procedures to tighten the muscles in the lower lid.

What are the side effects of the treatments?

Side effects to treatment will vary depending on the treatment used. Lubricating drops can cause mild irritation. The adhesive from an eye patch may cause skin irritation. Surgery poses a risk for infection, bleeding, eye damage, and allergic reaction to anesthesia.

What happens after treatment for the condition?

Follow-up appointments may be necessary to evaluate how the lid and muscles have healed.

How is the condition monitored?

Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the healthcare provider.

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Author: William Stevens, MD
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 07/02/01

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