Vision Centre
Southport and Robina
Gold Coast  Queensland  Australia

Eyelid Conditions

Ageing Ins and Outs

  Usually caused by ageing, eyelids may develop either entropion or ectropion. Where eyelids turn in and cause eyelashes to rub against your eye, you have developed entropion. Where your eyelid turns out and does not touch your eye, that is ectropion.


Entropion - Inwards


Ectropion - Outwards

  Normally your eyelid works as a wiper of your eye to keep it clean and slightly damp. Both entropion and ectropion lead to irritation of your eye. Entropion sees your eyelashes scrubbing across your eye and potentially leading to scarring and possible infection. Ectropion tends to leave your eye dry, uncomfortable and possibly unsightly.

  Dry eye drops or artificial tears (lubricant drops) can be the first line of treatment but simple surgery is often the best remedy.

  Please Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with such a procedure you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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