Entropion in West Chester, Paoli & Kennett Square, PA
What is Entropion?
Entropion is an eye condition where the eyelid turns inward. Typically entropion occurs on the lower eyelid where the skin and lashes rub painfully against the cornea. This condition may cause the lid to either turn in constantly or only at times when the eyes are closed tightly.
What Causes Entropion?
- Muscle weakness
- Congenital defect
- Skin disease
What are the Symptoms of Entropion?
The initial symptoms of entropion are often the following:
- Pain in the eye
- Excessive tearing
- Dry eyes
- Sensitivity to light
- Reduced vision
- Discharge from the eye
- A feeling that there is something in the eye
What Can Happen if Entropion is Left Untreated?
Over time, if the condition is not treated, the cornea may become damaged due to:
- Corneal ulcers
Treatment of Entropion
- Skin tape to hold the eyelid in place
- Strategically placed stitches
- Lubricating eye drops
Surgical Correction of Entropion
“I opted to have the Vistarr procedure in order to free myself of the need for glasses and/or contact lenses. My near vision was very good uncorrected, so Dr. Hneleski indicated that the “monofocal” procedure, whereby only the one eye would be corrected for distance, which would allow me to be free of reading glasses as well. Everything went fine; the staff was all very professional; the outcome was great! Every day is a new opportunity to see what I’ve been missing.
In the words of the hymn “Amazing Grace:”
“I was once lost but now am found
Was blind but now I see.”
– Msgr. Joseph C. Cunningham
Roman Catholic Priest-Pastor
Schedule a Consultation with Vistarr Laser & Vision Centers
Vistarr Laser & Vision Centers provides patients in West Chester, Paoli, and Kennett Square, PA with treatments for Entropion. Call (610) 692-8100 or fill out a Contact Form here to schedule an appointment.