Have your eyelids started to change shape? Ectropion and entropion are eyelid conditions that are commonly caused by weakened muscles around the eyelids. These conditions cause the eyelid to fold out away from the eye (ectropion) or back in toward the eye (entropion). Both conditions are relatively minor on their own, but increase your likelihood of developing complications that are more dangerous for the eye.
Center For Sight knows the irritation involved with misshapen eyelids. Whether it is because irritants are landing on your folded-out lids or your eyelashes are rubbing against your eye, these conditions are a constant hassle. Our specialists can help you avoid the irritation caused by eyelid disorders.
Many conditions can lead to ectropion, but in most cases it is the result of tissue relaxation in older adults. Most causes are harmless, but an evaluation at Center For Sight can help to determine if other issues are a factor.
Patients with ectropion resulting from long-term eye drop use or skin issues may consider other treatment options, as determined by an eye care specialist. The most common causes of ectropion include:
- Long-term eye drop use
- Muscle weakness
- Rapid weight loss
- Skin issues
Eyelid surgery to treat ectropion is a common and low-risk procedure. If you are in the Las Vegas area and experience any of the above symptoms, consider seeking ectropion repair with Center For Sight. Contact us at (702) 724-2020 or schedule an evaluation with one of our specialists.
The most common cause of entropion is age-related muscle and tendon weakness. Entropion can result from previous surgeries, inflammation around the eye and developmental complications. During your consultation, your Center For Sight doctor will help you determine the cause of your entropion.
Correction of entropion is a low-risk procedure. Simple corrective surgery will remove the excess skin surrounding the eye and shorten muscles and tendons with stitches if needed. This procedure can be completed quickly and, in most cases, resolves all irritation.
Our board-certified ophthalmologists have completed many entropion repair procedures. If your eyelid has become a constant source of frustration, Center For Sight is ready to help. Contact us at (702) 724-2020 or schedule an evaluation with one of our specialists.