LID Margin Abnormalities - ENTROPION
In a condition known as entropion there is inward turning of the eyelids, causing the eyelashes to scratch the cornea and produc e irritation.
Tearing and secondary infection as well as an unpleasant looking eye cause the patient to seek medical care. Entropion may be the result of spasm or secondary contracture or strictures from burns, injury or trachoma infection.
It may involve the upper or lower lids. An adhesive tape applied to the skin of the lid temporarily may straighten the lid and relive the annoying symptoms.
Corrective surgery is usually required for a permanent cure.