The dynamic balance of muscles in the eyelid becomes disturbed when the unstable eyelid rotates inwards with the eyelashes and abrades the eye.
This condition, like Ectropion, usually develops from a weakening of the eyelid support system. Having the eyelashes constantly rubbing against the cornea can cause severe pain. There is also a risk of corneal infection which may lead to damaged vision.
Corrective eyelid surgery, usually carried out under a local anaesthetic, rotates the lid margin back to a normal position by tightening and improving the stability of the eyelid. Entropion can also affect the upper eyelid, and to correct this it may be necessary to insert a tissue graft into the eyelid.
Note: All treatment is preceded by a consultation and examination to establish the correct diagnosis.