Entropion / Ectropion Repair
Entropion describes a turning-in of either the upper or lower lid. Most commonly, this is the lower lid. When the lower lid turns inwards, the eyelashes tend to rub on the surface of the eye and cause redness, pain, and even blurring of vision. This needs to be repaired and is typically done so by a twenty to thirty minute procedure involving local anesthesia. This is described as a "lid tightening procedure".
Ectropion describes a turning-out of, typically, the lower eyelid. This is usually related to loosening of the lid associated with aging. This can give the appearance of redness of the lid margin and is typically associated with tearing. This can be repaired by a twenty to thirty minute procedure under local anesthesia, where the eyelid is tightened and re-opposed