What is entropion?
Entropion is a condition that usually affects the lower lids but can occasionally affect the upper lids, as well. It causes the eyelid to turn inward causing the lid and eyelashes to rub against the eyeball. The same as ectropion, the most common cause of entropion is aging of the eyelid. However, in this condition, the lid stability is compromised causing the lid to turn inward. Other causes of entropion include infection and scarring inside the eyelid.
Am I a Candidate for Entropion Treatment?
You may be a candidate for entropion treatment if you experience any symptoms that are associated with the condition, such as eye irritation, a feeling like there is something in your eye, tearing, redness, and sensitivity to light and wind. In more advanced cases, the condition may cause discomfort and loss of vision.
What Is the Treatment for Entropion?
Left untreated, entropion may lead to corneal erosion and corneal ulcers. Dr. Hormozi may recommend a minimally invasive procedure to reposition your eyelid. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia.
What Is the Recovery After Treatment?
You should limit your activities while you heal, especially those that may result in getting water in your eye, such as swimming and showering. You may experience some bruising, swelling, irritation, and other mild symptoms while you heal.
How Much Does Entropion Treatment Cost in Baltimore and Towson?
Entropion treatment costs vary by patient, depending on the types of treatments that are recommended by Dr. Hormozi. Your insurance company may cover the cost of treatment for entropion. For non-covered procedures we offer FREE private consultations.