Entropion (Eyelid is rolled inward toward the Eye)

Entropion is a condition in which the eyelid is rolled inward toward the eye. The malpositioned eyelid and eyelashes rub against the eye, making the eye red, irritated and painful. If it is not treated the condition can lead to excessive tearing, mucous discharge and scratching or scarring of the cornea. A chronically turned in eyelid can result in acute sensitivity to light and may lead to eye infections, corneal abrasions, or corneal ulcers.

What causes Entropion?

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.

Surgical Repairs

The physicians at New York Eye Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery have the extra training required to care for these problems in children and adults. Our surgeons are not only board certified ophthalmologists who know the anatomy and structure of the eye and orbit, but also have expertise in ophthalmic plastic reconstructive surgery to appropriately care for your problem.

Non Incisional Repair

A non-incisional Entropion repair, known as a Quickert procedure, may be performed as an in-office procedure under local anesthesia. This procedure requires several strategically placed sutures which evert the eyelid. The Quickert procedure is an excellent treatment for patients who are not suitable for surgery, or until more definitive surgery can be performed. The physicians at New York Eye Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery have the extra training required to care for these problems in children and adults. Our surgeons are not only board certified ophthalmologists who know the anatomy and structure of the eye and orbit, but also have expertise in ophthalmic plastic reconstructive surgery to appropriately care for your problem.