Ectropion & Entropion Surgery
The eyelids play an important role in the protection of the eye and eyesight, as well as the aesthetics of the eye. When an eyelid becomes unstable, it can turn inward toward the eye (entropion) or turn outward away from the eye (ectropion). Both these eye conditions can be uncomfortable and impact the function and appearance of the eyes. Dr. John Anastasatos at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery offers ectropion and entropion surgery at our clinic in Beverly Hills.
Ectropion Eye Surgery
With an ectropion eye condition, part or all the eyelid may turn outward from the eye. This can be caused by scarring, previous eye surgery or aging factors. With this condition, the lower eyelid appears droopy, and the eyes may simultaneously water heavily and feel irritated and dry.
Ectropion eye surgery involves tightening the tendons and muscles in the eyelid. Some patients may also have blepharoplasty performed at the same time to address sagging skin or other aesthetic issues under the eye.
Entropion Eye Surgery
An entropion eye condition can be painful and put the eye at risk for injury. The eyelid turns inward (usually the lower eyelid), which can rub the lower eyelashes against the eye. This friction on the eye can cause problems with the cornea and even result in eyesight loss.
To turn the eyelid outward and away from the eye, surgery is usually recommended. Temporary treatments can give relief and protect the eye, but for long-term eye stability, surgery may be needed to secure the eyelid function.
If you have an ectropion or entropion eye condition and want to explore treatment or surgical options, contact us at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery. We can schedule a consultation with Dr. John Anastasatos to discuss ectropion or entropion surgery to protect your eye function and improve the aesthetics of your eyes.