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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 can be done to prevent the condition?

Prevention of entropion will depend on the underlying cause. If the underlying cause is treated, entropion may be prevented. Wearing protective eyeglasses when working with chemicals or tools and when playing certain sports may help prevent eye trauma.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

If allowed to go untreated, the lashes irritating the eye can cause corneal abrasion, and possibly even corneal ulceration from secondary infection.

What are the risks to others?

Entropion is not contagious. If the underlying cause of the entropion is an infection such as trachoma, the infection may be contagious.

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Entropion: Treatment & Monitoring

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

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