The eyelid areas can be vulnerable to a range of conditions and changes as we age, from injury, or due to our genetics. Not only can these effects on our eyelids have a cosmetic impact, but they can also lead to health concerns if severe enough. One such condition to watch out for is called entropion. The good news is that Texas Neuro Eye & Plastic Surgery offers expert entropion treatment in Austin to restore your eyelids’ health, look, and function. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for your eyelids!
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What Is Entropion?
Entropion is a condition in which the eyelid turns inward, causing the lashes to rub against the eyeball. This can happen to either the upper or lower eyelid, but is most often seen in the lower lid. Entropion usually occurs gradually as we age, due to changes in the muscles and tissues around the eye. In some cases, it may be present at birth (congenital entropion). It can also be caused by injury or previous surgery to the eyelid area.
While it can sometimes be minor, other patients may find it beginning to have an impact on their everyday life. In many cases, it is best to treat this condition as soon as you begin noticing any symptoms, such as:
- Excessive tearing
- Inflammation of the eye (conjunctivitis)
- Irritation or pain in the eye
- Redness in the eye
- Watery eyes
If left untreated, entropion can lead to more serious problems, such as corneal ulcers or scarring, which can threaten your vision.
What In Entropion Treatment Like?
The good news is that entropion can be treated, and Texas Neuro Eye & Plastic Surgery offers expert care for patients in Austin. Treatment will depend on the severity of your condition, but may include:
Medications: In some cases, medicated eye drops or ointments can help to improve the symptoms of entropion.
Surgery: If entropion is severe, or other treatments have not been successful, surgery may be necessary to correct the position of the eyelid. This can be done through a number of different surgical procedures, depending on your individual needs.
If you think you may be suffering from entropion, or are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, contact Texas Neuro Eye & Plastic Surgery today. We will be happy to discuss your treatment options with you and help you restore the health of your eyelids.
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Should I Get Entropion Treatment?
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of entropion, it is important to contact an eye specialist right away. While entropion can be mild at first, it can progress and become worse over time. The best option is to at least have our specialist look at your condition and see what your best plan forward can be.
What Is Recovery From Entropion Surgery Like?
Recovery from entropion surgery will depend on the type of procedure you undergo. In most cases, however, patients can expect some degree of swelling and bruising around the eye, which should resolve within a few weeks. You may also experience some discomfort and soreness for a week or two after surgery. Dr. Shah Vira will provide you with all the information you need to know about your specific procedure and what you can expect during your recovery.
Call us or use our online form to get started by setting up your consultation for entropion treatment in Austin, Texas. The team at Texas Neuro Eye & Plastic Surgery is here to provide you a fully personalized experience that takes care of your individual needs. Contact us today to learn more about our procedures and how they can help you restore the health of your eyelids.