Entropion is a condition in which the eyelid is rolled inward toward the eye. It can occur as a result of advancing age and weakening of certain eyelid muscles. Entropion may also occur as a result of trauma, scarring, or previous surgeries.
There are a number of surgical techniques for successfully treating entropion. The most common surgical treatment involves tightening of the eyelid and its attachments to restore the lid to its normal position. The surgery to repair entropion is usually performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. Patients recover quickly using an antibiotic ointment for about one week after surgery. Most patients experience immediate resolution of the problem following surgery.