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Entropion describes an eyelid margin that is inwardly rotated. The eyelashes come into contact with the cornea and produce ocular discomfort. A stretched eyelid, a broken lower eyelid retractor and an overriding orbicularis muscle are all underlying causes of entropion. When an entropion is present, patients will notice ocular pain and redness. Corneal infections can result from eyelashes in constant contact with the eyeball.

An entropion becomes increasingly common with increasing age. Initially, the entropion may be present only intermittently. Patients can reach up and pull their eyelid into a more normal position. Blinking or squeezing the eyelid will cause the entropion to return. Surgery to correct an entropion is a highly successful outpatient procedure.








*While patient satisfaction with Dr. Long is high, we cannot guarantee the outcome of any surgical procedure. Individual results vary from patient to patient and it's important that you speak with Dr. Long to determine the best solution for you.