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Entropion and Ectropion Lower Eyelid Beverly Hills, CA
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“Entropion” is a condition seen when the lower eyelid turns in and the eyelashes rub against your eye(ball). Ectropion is where your lower eyelid turns outward, away from your eye.

Common Causes

These conditions typically occur in Beverly Hills patients who are of an advanced age, or have had trauma to the area, surgery, a side effect from certain medications, or medical conditions including sleep apnea, skin cancer and Bell’s Palsy.

Symptoms of Entropion and Ectropion

If you have entropion then your lower eyelid and lashes rub against your eyeball. This can lead to corneal scarring which in turn causes vision loss. Other symptoms include irritation, itching, redness, excessive tearing, mucus discharge, and sensitivity to light and wind.

With ectropion conditions, too much of the eye becomes exposed, resulting in excessive tearing, and an irritated, scratched or even scarred cornea that interferes with your quality of vision. You may also experience sensitivity to light and have mucous discharge from the affected eye.

Correcting Entropion and Ectropion Of The Lower Eyelid

Artificial tears and lubricating ointments can be helpful for both conditions because they moisten and help protect the surface of the eye. A special transparent skin tape can also be applied to your eyelid in such a way that it positions it correctly.

Your doctor may recommend surgery to fix the problem permanently. The type of surgery need will depend on your condition and may include removal of excessive skin, scar removal, or skin grafts.

If you think you have entropion or ectropion of the lower eyelid and would like to see what can be done to help, we invite you to call Dr. Kami Parsa, our Beverly Hills oculoplastic facial plastic surgeon. With years of experience and thousands of procedures under his belt, he’s the surgeon you want to see!

Posted on Behalf of Kami Parsa M.D.

465 N Roxbury Dr. Suite 1011
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone: (310) 777 - 8880

FAX: (877) 797 - 0979

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Dr. Parsa is not only an amazing surgeon! He is also very caring and meticulous! His expertise shows in his wonderful bedside manner overall knowledge of his field. I appreciate his knowledge, advice and professionalism for over 6 years. I trust him with my eyes and refers him to my family and friends! His staff is trusting and caring and I love seeing them!

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Words cannot express how thankful and appreciative I am to have found you. I am deeply grateful for you, for your generosity and caring nature as pertaining to my medical condition. As you know, I was apprehensive about having further surgery, but you are and have been reassuring and confident in the type of procedure you would perform in order to fix my eyelid from the beginning. The fact that you are not pushy and gave me the time and space to make the decision on my own allowed me to prepare myself mentally and emotionally, that really made a difference. Besides from that, your continuous generosity made me confident that you were the right doctor for the task at hand. You will never know how appreciative I am of that. I would also like to let you know how pleased I am with the results of the surgery. I have not felt this comfortable in years. My parents are also very grateful since this was my 14th surgery. You have a true gift. Thank you again for your patience, time, concern, and overall care. I pray that God continues to give you strength to help people who truly need life-changing medical procedures.

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Dr. Parsa is an amazing doctor. Warm and very caring. I had my eyes done a couple years ago and I couldn't be happier. Dr. Parsa likes to take the conservative approach which I greatly appreciate in a doctor when it comes to cosmetic surgery. I also go to Dr. Parsa for Botox and he always knows just the right amount. The staff in Dr. Parsa's office are all terrific!

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