Treatment for ectropion and entropion

At Southside Eye Care, we see Chesapeake, VA area patients who are struggling with eye conditions regularly. One condition that may be seen by our providers is that of ectropion or entropion. When patients have these conditions, they may seek treatment from our providers to repair and correct this concern.
What is ectropion and entropion repair?
Ectropion is caused when the eyelid folds outward while entropion is when the eyelid folds inward. It is most commonly seen in patients who are over the age of 60, and although it is often not serious, it can cause uncomfortable irritation and impact one’s appearance. Patients who notice a change in the positioning of their eyelids should contact a professional for an evaluation to learn about ectropion and entropion repair services.

What are some treatment options for ectropion and entropion?

Southside Eye Care offers multiple treatment options for patients who have been diagnosed with ectropion and/or entropion. The treatment chosen will often depend on a patient’s age, the severity of their conditions, and their overall eye health. Some of the more common treatment options include:

  • Artificial tears
  • Eye ointments
  • Eyelid surgery

In most cases, our team will try the more conservative options first, such as drops and ointments, before recommending more invasive treatments such as surgical intervention. Regardless, patients will want to address this condition as it can often lead to problems such as scarring, damage to the cornea, vision loss, or even an infection of the eye. With proper treatment, many patients can address this concern and improve their vision health and function.

Which treatment is right for me?

The treatment chosen will vary depending on several different factors, but most often, our team will start with conservative solutions such as ointments and drops before recommending surgical alternatives.

Have you noticed changes in the positioning of your eyelids?

Southside Eye Care of Chesapeake, VA encourages you to book an appointment at our office as soon as you notice changes in your eyelids, eyes, or vision between routine evaluations. Call our team at (757) 484-0101 to request a consultation visit and an initial examination to get a definitive diagnosis and seek effective treatment for ectropion or entropion concerns.


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