Entropion

Entropion is a medical condition in which the eyelid (usually the lower lid) folds inward. It is very uncomfortable, as the eyelashes constantly rub against the cornea and irritate it.

Entropion is usually caused by genetic factors and very rarely it may be congenital when an extra fold of skin grows with the lower eyelid (epiblepharon)  . Entropion can also create secondary pain of the eye (leading to self trauma, scarring of the eyelid, or nerve damage).

The upper or lower eyelid can be involved, and one or both eyes may be affected. When entropion occurs in both eyes, this is known as “bilateral entropion.” Trachoma infection may cause scarring of the inner eyelid, which may cause entropion, this condition is most common in people age 60 and over.

Call Palm Beach Eye Center today and schedule an appointment and determine if this may affect you.

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