- Allergic Conjunctivitis
- Behcet Disease
- Blepharoshalasis Dermatochalases
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Ectropion (Eversion of the Eyelids)
- Entropion (Inversion of the Eyelids)
- Epiretinal Membrane
- The Anatomy Of The Eye
- Intraocular Bleddings
- Eyelid Inflammations
- Injuries In The Eye
- Lachrymal Duct Obstruction
- Herpetic Ceratitis
- Macular Hole
- Macular Edema
- Microbial Keratitis
- Microbial Conjunctivitis
- Optic Neuritis and Multiple Sclerosis
- Ptosis (Looseness Of The Eyelid)
- Color Blindness
- Retinal Detachment
- Retinal Embolism
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
- Yellow Spot Disease (ARMD)
- Thyroid Orbitopathy
- Keratopathy Caused By Bells Palsy
Entropion (Inversion of the Eyelids)
DEFINITION: It is the inversion of the eyelid congenitally or later in life.
CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS: It may occur congenitally or due to an irregularity in the recovery of a wound in the eyelid or due to slackening of tissues because of advanced age.
Figure 1. Preoperative (left) and postoperative (right) appearance of a patient operated with the diagnosis of senile lower lid entropion at our hospital
FINDINGS: Once the eyelid turns inside, the eyelashes start to sting the eye. This may cause sudden loss of vision. Watering and redness may cause damage to the transparent layer.
DIAGNOSIS: Apart from the apparent deformation, an infection at the same point and a bulk in the eyelid may be detected when the eyelashes start to sting.
TREATMENT: Treatment is surgery aimed at the cause. The deformation in the eyelid is eliminated by fixing the slackened tissues and eyelid muscles or by using graft tissues.