When the margin of the lower eyelid turns in, it causes what is known as entropion. The condition is usually the result of natural aging, scarring or a congenital condition. The eye fold tendon is responsible for keeping this part of the eyelid in the correct position. Entropion results in the tendon becoming loose, causing the eyelashes to rub against the surface of the eye, which subsequently causes irritation.
Repairing entropion will require reconstructive surgery carried out by a specialist. If the condition is left untreated, scarring of the cornea may occur. This can result in loss of vision, which may become permanent if the condition is allowed to persist. We recommend seeking an assessment from a specialist in eye surgeries. So, at the very least, you can have your condition diagnosed and decide on a treatment plan.
The good news is, entropion repair is available from specialist eye surgeons. As there are a number of possible causes for entropion, you will need an in-office comprehensive exam before a treatment plan can be created for you. It is important that the correct surgical option is identified in order to achieve a successful entropion repair. You can arrange a consultation with a trusted specialist to carry out both your assessment and any necessary surgery.
Dr. Kami Parsa is at the forefront of reconstruction eye surgery. He carries accreditations from some of the most prestigious schools and professional bodies in the country, including the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons approved fellowship. Dr. Parsa is a friendly and approachable reconstructive and cosmetic eye surgeon based in Beverly Hills, CA.
You can book a consultation at the office of Dr. Kami Parsa where your entropion will be fully assessed. Once your assessment is complete, we will create a surgical plan to correct the condition and prevent further damage to the surface of the eye. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or for more information.