Have you experienced issues with your eyelids? You may have a condition known as ectropion or entropion. These are common conditions in which the eyelid is not positioned properly, which can cause several eye problems. Fortunately, our oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Kulak offers treatment for both conditions. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with ectropion or entropion, please call us today to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to help you get your eyes back to their best condition!
Ectropion and entropion are two medical conditions that affect the eyelids. Normally, the upper and lower eyelids will close together, protecting the eye and preventing tear evaporation. Ectropion is when the eyelid margin curves outwards, while entropion is when the eyelid margin curves inwards. These conditions are more common among older people; the result of increased tissue relaxation with age.
Both of these can cause eye problems such as excessive dryness, irritation, and even vision loss. The only way to revert ectropion and entropion is with surgery. If left untreated, ectropion and entropion can injure the cornea and lead to corneal ulcers, eye infections, and vision loss.
Both ectropion and entropion surgery involve an incision being made at the outer corner of the eye. The surgery takes about 30-minutes and is performed under sedation. The exact details of the procedure differ for each person. Dr. Kulak will discuss these details with you and develop a comprehensive treatment plan for your unique situation.
After the procedure is complete, you can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising. You will not be able to drive or engage in strenuous activity for a few days after surgery. Most patients will take two weeks to fully recover from the procedure. The result of the surgery produces lifelong benefits: the patient can expect improved vision and a rejuvenated eye appearance.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with ectropion or entropion, please do not hesitate to contact our office for a consultation. Our oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Kulak, has extensive experience in repairing these conditions and can help you achieve lifelong. Contact our offices at 904-775-5275 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!