If one of your eyelids has started to turn inward, pressing your eyelashes against your eye, you may be suffering from a painful condition called entropion. This lid malposition often occurs as a result of age, infection, previous eye surgery, congenital factors, or even sun damage. Fortunately, there is a permanent solution available. The board-certified oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Taban has years of training and experience in turned inward eyelid correction and can quickly and safely help you get the relief you need.
To schedule a consultation at Taban MD, located in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Santa Barbara, please call 310-499-2565 today.
What are the Symptoms of Entropion?
When the eyelid curves in toward the eye, causing the eyelashes to brush or scrape against the eyeball, the friction can cause more than irritation. If not treated, the redness, swelling, excessive tearing, and damage can cause vision loss and infection. It is more than a cosmetic issue, although that is often a major concern for many patients as well.
What is Turned Inward Eyelid Correction?
In order to correct an inward turning lid, the most common procedure is simple surgery involving minimal incisions. In some cases, a skin transfer may be performed to help support the malpositioned eyelid tissue. The skin transfer or graft will typically be taken from the upper eyelid in order to preserve the tissue color and texture from that area of the face.
In the event that surgery is not recommended, Dr. Taban can also perform a simple procedure called Quickert, in which a series of two to three sutures are used to strategically position in the lid back into it’s normal place on the eye. The technique is highly successful and very minimal, causing only minor bruising and swelling during the first few days.
Contact Taban MD Today!
A turned inward eyelid can be a very serious condition that should be addressed as soon as possible to not only prevent irritation and discomfort, but to also protect the cornea from damage and vision loss. Dr. Taban specializes in treating lower eyelid and undereye conditions safely and effectively.
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