Entropion repair is a surgical procedure performed to correct a condition called entropion, which affects the eyelid. Entropion is characterized by the inward turning of the eyelid, causing the eyelashes and the skin to rub against the surface of the eye, leading to irritation, redness, and discomfort. The procedure aims to restore the normal position and alignment of the eyelid to alleviate these symptoms and protect the eye. Dr. Warner, our board certified oculoplastic surgeon, can perform this procedure on both the lower and upper eyelids.
Am I a candidate?
Candidates for entropion repair are individuals experiencing the inward turning of the eyelid, known as entropion, which can cause discomfort, irritation, and potential damage to the eye. Suitable candidates for entropion repair are those with mild to severe entropion that affects their quality of life and eye health.
What can I expect during the procedure?
During entropion repair, patients can expect a comprehensive and personalized treatment to correct the inward turning of the eyelid. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort. Dr. Warner will carefully make small incisions and adjust the position of the eyelid to correct its alignment. In some cases, additional techniques such as eyelid tightening or grafting may be employed to achieve the desired results.
What can I expect after entropion repair?
Following the surgery, patients may experience mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed medications and cold compresses. The surgeon will provide specific post-operative instructions, which may include keeping the area clean, using prescribed eye drops or ointments, and avoiding activities that could strain the healing eyelid. It is important to attend follow-up appointments to monitor the progress and ensure proper healing. Patients can anticipate improved eyelid function, alleviation of discomfort, and a more natural appearance.
Schedule an entropion repair consultation in Orlando
Entropion repair aims to restore the eyelid’s normal position, protect the eye, and enhance overall eye health. Consulting with an experienced oculoplastic surgeon like Dr. Warner is crucial to determine the best course of action and to have a clear understanding of the expectations and recovery process specific to each patient. 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!