What Is Entropion?
Entropion is a medical condition where the eyelid margin turns inward, forcing the eyelashes to rub against the eyeball. This can cause severe irritation and discomfort, leading to a number of symptoms. It might start out small and gradually increase, creating more noticeable symptoms and physical changes along the way. In general, we recommend treating it sooner rather than later to avoid the potential risk that it can cause down the road. If it becomes severe enough, it can even damage the eye's surface, putting its health at risk.
Entropion Repair Overview
In entropion repair surgery, our eye doctor will make small incisions in your upper or lower eyelids (as needed) and then carefully reposition them to ensure they rest naturally. This helps to prevent the eyelashes from rubbing against the eyeball, ultimately reducing discomfort and improving quality of life.
The entropion repair surgery is typically done with a local anesthetic, which means our patients will remain conscious during the procedure. We ensure that you are kept fully comfortable throughout the procedure nonetheless. The entire process can take about one hour, though this varies depending on your unique situation and eyelid structures.
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Benefits of Entropion Treatment
Our entropion repair surgery can offer a variety of benefits, including:
- Eliminating the discomfort caused by entropion
- Reducing the risk of eye infections, ulcers, and other conditions
- Improving overall vision quality
- Increasing comfort when wearing contact lenses
- Reducing the frequency of eyelid-related issues
At Chicago Oculofacial Consultants, we are committed to providing our patients with the best results in every procedure. The sooner you have a specialist take care of entropion for you, the sooner you can enjoy the relief and benefits the procedure can bring.
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Entropion Repair Before & Afters
Am I a Candidate for Entropion Repair?
If entropion is causing you discomfort and making it difficult to do everyday activities, entropion repair may be the best option for you. If left untreated, entropion can lead to serious eye issues that might not be able to be reversed. So if you are experiencing this condition, we recommend scheduling a consultation to learn about your options and if you are a candidate for surgery. Our entropion repair surgery offers a reliable and effective way to address this common condition and see lasting results.
After the Surgery: Recovery
The entropion repair surgery is quite straightforward and doesn't typically require significant recovery time. Patients may experience some mild discomfort after the procedure, but this should subside within a few days. We recommend that patients follow our postoperative care instructions closely to ensure optimal results and minimize potential risks. We will schedule regular checkups to see how your recovery is going and make sure your results turn out the way you want.
After the Surgery: Results
Entropion repair surgery can offer long-lasting results, drastically reducing the condition and any related eye discomfort. Not only will you be able to enjoy greater comfort during everyday activities, but you may also experience improved vision and less frequent eyelid-related issues. The good news is that you should be able to see and enjoy your results quickly after the procedure, with some noticing improvements in a matter of days. The procedure should fully and permanently take care of any signs of entropion that you had. However, it is important to continue to care for your eyelids, as trauma or damage can still cause problems.