As we age, the muscles around our eyes can weaken, leading to laxity the eyelid. Entropion is a condition that develops from muscle weakness that causes the eyelid to turn inward. The eyelashes and skin can then rub against the eye, causing tearing, irritation, redness, and sensitivity to light. If entropion is left untreated for a prolonged period of time, it can lead to damage to the surface of your eye and decreased vision.
Entropion can be diagnosed on routine eye exam. There are several options to treat an entropion. At the time of your consultation, Dr. Munroe will review all treatment options with you.