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The treatment of entropion

What is Entropion?

Turning the eyelids inward, towards the surface of the eye (cornea), is called entropion. In this condition, the eyelashes rub against the cornea. Entropion is more commonly found in the lower eyelid.

What are the symptoms and signs of entropion?

The causes of Entropion

Entropion is more common in elderly individuals and is often caused by the weakening of eyelid muscles. However, one common cause in Iran is trachoma. Trachoma is a prevalent infectious disease in tropical regions and was common in many parts of Iran, especially in Khuzestan Province, in the past. This disease infects the surface of the eyes, causing roughening and the development of scar tissue on the eye’s surface, ultimately leading to entropion.

The causes of Entropion

Until the surgical procedure is scheduled, you can use soothing eye ointments or use adhesive tape to pull the lower eyelid towards the cheek to prevent further inward rolling of the eyelashes. The typical treatment for entropion is surgery. With surgery, the eyelid edge is returned to its original position, preventing eyelashes from turning inward. The treatment for entropion is usually successful, although occasional cases may require repeat surgery.

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