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.
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.
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.