Consultant Ophthalmologist,
Cataract & Refractive Surgeon

BMedSci BM BS MRCS MRCSEd MRCOpth FRCOphth MMedLaw PgD Cataract & Refractive Surgery

Entropion

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What's going on?

The lower lid is turning in, causing the lashes to scratch against the front of the eye.

What will my ophthalmologist see?

We can usually work out why the lower lid is turned in. It is usually due to simple ageing processes but sometimes there are other reasons.

What will my ophthalmologist do for me?

We can arrange an operation to correct this for you.

What can I do?

Before surgery we will ask you to periodically pull the lid down yourselves to stop the lashes rubbing the eye. If the in-turning is very severe then we may even ask you to try and tape the lower lid down.

What do I need to know?

This condition tends to affect both eyes and may even come back years after surgery (the joys of ageing!).