Entropion occurs when the edge of the eyelid, usually the lower eyelid, turns in allowing the eyelashes rub against the eye. Patients can experience, pain, irritation, excessive tearing, and redness. In severe cases, Entropian can cause vision problems, if the eyelashes scratch or damage the cornea. Entropian can result from over acting eyelid muscles or weak connective tissue.
Treatment for Entropion includes artificial tears and surgery. There are several surgical techniques to correct the condition, based on the severity. Only a qualified ophthalmologist can make that determination.