Ectropion repair is a surgical procedure performed on the upper or lower eyelids to correct a condition called ectropion. Ectropion is characterized by the turning outward or sagging of the eyelid, causing the inner surface of the eyelid and the eye to become exposed. This condition can lead to various symptoms such as eye irritation, excessive tearing, redness, and even blurred vision. Repair treatments can significantly improve your eye health, comfort, and aesthetics, allowing you to regain proper eyelid function and a more natural eyelid position.
Am I a candidate?
Candidates for ectropion repair are individuals experiencing symptoms and complications associated with ectropion, a condition where the lower eyelid turns outward or sags. People who have ectropion may notice eye irritation, excessive tearing, redness, and discomfort due to the exposed inner surface of the eyelid. Suitable candidates for ectropion repair are those with mild to severe ectropion that affects their quality of life and eye health. Additionally, individuals who have tried non-surgical interventions, such as lubricating eye drops or ointments, without significant improvement may consider ectropion repair.
What can I expect during ectropion repair?
During the ectropion repair procedure, Dr. Warner will carefully adjust the position and tension of the lower or upper eyelid, aiming to restore its normal alignment and function. This is typically achieved by tightening the tissues, repositioning the muscles, and sometimes removing a small amount of excess skin. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, and the incisions are strategically placed to minimize visible scarring.
What can I expect after the procedure?
After ectropion repair surgery, you can expect a recovery period that typically lasts a few weeks. Following the procedure, the surgical site may be covered with a protective dressing or ointment to aid in healing. Mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising are common in the initial days after surgery but can be managed with pain medications and cold compresses.
It’s important to follow the post-operative care instructions provided by Dr. Warner, which may include keeping the area clean, avoiding strenuous activities, and using prescribed eye drops or ointments. The stitches used during the procedure are usually dissolvable and do not require removal. While some improvement may be noticeable immediately, it may take several weeks for the full results to become apparent as the swelling subsides. It’s important to attend follow-up appointments to monitor the healing progress.
Schedule an ectropion repair consultation in Orlando
Ectropion repair aims to restore the normal position and function of the lower eyelid, alleviating symptoms and improving eye health. Consulting with a qualified oculoplastic surgeon, like Dr. Warner, is essential to determine if ectropion repair is the right option for addressing your specific needs. Call 407-863-8700 or fill out the form below to schedule a consultation at Florida Eyelid and Cosmetic Surgery in Orlando. We look forward to seeing you!