Entropion

Entropion [en-troh-pee-uhn] can happen in one or both eyes, and is a condition that causes the eyelid (usually the lower eyelid) to turn inwards, towards the eye, so that your eyelashes rub against the eyeball and cause much discomfort. Entropion can sometimes be the result of scar tissue in the area. Surgery to correct entropion depends on what caused the entropion. Sometimes, a small injection of botulinum toxin in the affected eyelid can turn the eyelid out (results lasting up to 6 months). If the cause of the entropion is age-related, Mr Scawn will probably perform a blepharoplasty on the affected lid. This will help tighten tendons and muscles that have been affected by entropion; you will have stitches just below the lower lid or on the outside corner of the eye. Mr Scawn uses self-dissolving sutures in this procedure.

After surgery, you will be given an antibiotic ointment to treat the area for the following week; and be advised to apply a cold compress to the area every few hours to help lessen post-operative swelling and bruising. A follow-up appointment to review your results and recovery takes place from 1 to 2 weeks after surgery.

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