Entropion is a condition where your eyelid turns internal, so your eyelashes and skin rub against the eye surface. This causes disturbance and inconvenience.

At the point when you have entropion, your eyelid might be turned in constantly or just when you squint hard or crush your eyelids shut. Entropion is more normal in more seasoned grown-ups, and it for the most part influences just the lower eyelid.

Fake tears and greasing up treatments can help alleviate manifestations of entropion. Be that as it may, normally surgery is expected to completely address the condition. Left untreated, entropion can make harm the straightforward covering in the forward portion of your eye (cornea), eye diseases and vision misfortune.

Signs And Symptoms

The signs and indications of entropion result from the grinding of your eyelashes and external eyelid against the outside of your eye. You may insight:

  • The inclination that something is in your eye
  • Eye redness
  • Eye disturbance or torment
  • Affectability to light and wind
  • Watery eyes (exorbitant tearing)
  • Mucous release and eyelid crusting

When To See A Specialist

Look for sure fire care on the off chance that you have gotten a conclusion of entropion and you experience:

  • Quickly expanding redness in your eyes
  • Torment
  • Affectability to light
  • Diminishing vision

These are signs and indications of cornea injury, which can hurt your vision.

Plan to see your PCP on the off chance that you sense that you continually have something in your eye, or you notice that a portion of your eyelashes appear to turn in toward your eye. In the event that you leave entropion untreated for a really long time, it can make lasting harm your eye. Begin utilizing fake tears and eye-greasing up treatments to ensure your eye before your arrangement.


Entropion happens when your eyelid turns inward toward your eyeball. This condition causes your eyelid skin and eyelashes to rub against your eye. The friction often causes discomfort and irritation to your cornea (front of your eye).

Entropion usually occurs in your lower eyelid, and it can occur on one side or both (bilateral entropion). If it’s not treated, it can damage your cornea and lead to vision loss.


Aging can lead to entropion. As a person gets older, there is more loose skin around the eyelids, the muscles under the eyes weaken, and the tendons and ligaments in the area relax.

Scarring of the skin can be a contributing factor. Scarring may result from trauma, surgery, radiation to the face, or chemical burns. It can alter the natural curvature of the eyelid.

Also, a bacterial infection, such as trachoma, can cause the inner surface of the eyelids to become rough and scarred. The infection is uncommon in developed nations, but it affects tens of millions of people globally.

In addition, eye surgery can lead to eyelid spasms, which can cause the eyelid to fold inward.

Congenital issues can, rarely, cause entropion that is present from birth.


The signs and symptoms of entropion result from the friction of your eyelashes and outer eyelid against the surface of your eye. You may experience:

  • The feeling that something is in your eye
  • Eye redness
  • Eye irritation or pain
  • Sensitivity to light and wind
  • Watery eyes (excessive tearing)
  • Mucous discharge and eyelid crusting


Entropion is diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam of your eyelids. Your eye doctor will assess your eyelid’s position on the eye, its muscle tone, shape and tightness.

Using a bright light and a device known as a slit lamp, your eyelids will be thoroughly examined under high magnification.

The entropion is diagnosed when an eyelid, most commonly the lower eyelid, is turned in and the skin and eyelashes are rubbing against the ocular surface and cornea.

Examination of the eyelids will include:

  • Facial architecture
  • Eyelid laxity
  • Eyelid pathology
  • Corneal assessment

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