Entropion

Eyelid Turning In

Entropion is a condition in which the lower eyelid and lashes to turn or roll inward and rub against the eye, causing redness, irritation, and sensitivity to light and wind. Entropion may be caused by age, disease, inflammation, scarring, trauma, tumor, or occur at birth.
Entropion - Eyelid Turning In - Reconstructive Surgery - TOC Eye and Face

Entropion is a serious condition that requires treatment. The most common symptom of entropion is chronic eye irritation which may lead to excessive tearing, infection, corneal damage, impaired vision, or even loss of the eye. The condition can be diagnosed with a routine eye examination, and special tests are not necessary.

It can be treated successfully by a variety of surgical techniques performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient. The results of surgery are usually permanent, and recurrence is rare.

As our patient you or your loved one will receive evaluation and treatment by one of our elite oculoplastic surgeons, each with advanced specialized credentials, to give you the uncompromising care and extraordinary results we are known for. Most procedures may be performed at TOC’s outpatient surgical center, the Center for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Eyelid and Oculoplastic Surgery (CAREOS).

Outpatient (ambulatory) surgery helps to reduce hospital costs, personal expense, and length of stay for patients needing surgery. CAREOS is one of the only ambulatory surgical centers in Central Texas dedicated solely to oculoplastic and laser aesthetic surgery. This means we are highly efficient in providing the specific care you need. For those times when surgery is best performed at a hospital, TOC physicians have surgical privileges at all Austin-area hospitals.

We understand that any patient may feel anxious or apprehensive about treatment. Our goal is to help you or your loved one feel at ease. We engage each patient with sensitivity and respect for his or her individual needs.

If you would like more information about entropion, please don’t hesitate to request complimentary information from TOC by email at info@tocaustin.com. You may also schedule a private consultation with a TOC physician.

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