Entropion and Ectropion

When Your Eyelid Needs Repair

It is not uncommon for the aging process and other factors to cause in patients one of two conditions whereby our lower eyelids do one of two things:

1. Turn inward and cause our eyelashes to rub against our cornea, or

2.  Roll out away from the eye, exposing more of the cornea.

Both conditions, called Entropion and Ectropion, can cause redness and discomfort.  

Fortunately, Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center's Founder & Medical Director Emilio M. Justo, M.D., can repair the Entropion and the Ectropion during an outpatient procedure right here in his Sun City West office.

Before and After an Ectropion Procedure

What is an Entropion?

An Entropion is a medical condition in which the lower eyelid inverts as part of the aging process, causing the eyelashes to rub against the cornea. It can cause irritation, redness and excessive tearing. and give the patient pain and discomfort, due to the eyelid folding inward. 

Treatment of Entropion

Dr. Emilio M. Justo, Medical Director of the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center, explains how he treats an Entropion, which is a medical condition in which the lower eyelid inverts through the natural aging process, causing the eyelashes to rub against the eye, resulting in irritation, redness and excessive tearing. Learn how Dr. Justo can help you.

What is an Ectropion?

Similar to an Entropion, an Ectropion is a medical condition in which the lower eyelid sags from the natural aging process and everts outward, causing irritation of the eye, redness and excessive tearing.  Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center's Founder & Medical Director Emilio M. Justo, M.D., can perform an outpatient procedure to alleviate the condition.

Treatment of Ectropion

Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center's Founder and Medical Director Emilio M. Justo, M.D., explains a surgical procedure that he performs to relieve the condition called Ectropion, in which the lower eyelid sags from natural aging and everts outwards, resulting in eye irritation, redness and excessive tearing.

Watch an Entropion Surgery

Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center's Founder & Medical Director Emilio M. Justo, M.D., as he performs a surgery in his Sun City West accredited surgery center to resolve the medical condition of Entropion. An entropion is a condition in which the lower eyelid inverts through natural aging, causing the eyelashes to rub against the eye and cause redness, discomfort and excessive tearing. This video contains scenes of an actual surgery.

Watch an Ectropion Surgery

Watch as our Founder and Medical Director, Emilio M. Justo, M.D., performs surgery on an actual patient to resolve their condition called Ectropion, in which an eyelid everts outward, causing pain and discomfort. See how Dr. Justo can help you. This video contains actual surgery.
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Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center

Ophthalmologist and plastic surgeon Emilio Justo founded Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center in 1989. With locations in Sun City West, Sun City, and Wickenburg, AZ, we help patients from the Phoenix area and beyond improve and maintain their vision through quality eye care. Our doctors are affiliated with prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Board of Ophthalmology
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The Arizona Medical Association
  • The Arizona Ophthalmological Society
  • The Phoenix Ophthalmological Society

To request a consultation, please fill out our online form or call (623) 975-2020.

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