Eyelid Malposition, Ectropion, and Entropion

In its normal position, the eyelid smoothly opens and closes over the eye, providing protection and contributing to lubrication of the ocular surface.  

In some individuals, the eyelid turns out (“ectropion”), folds in (“entropion”), is excessively lax, or has redundant skin and tissue. This can cause irritation or infection, and can even lead to visual compromise. 

Your ophthalmologist will examine you to determine the cause and best course of treatment for any eyelid malposition. This can range from short-term management strategies in the office to out-patient surgery. The majority of patients experience immediate improvement with rapid healing in the ensuing weeks.