At Eye Center South, we’ve dedicated ourselves to providing world-class eye care to the Wiregrass for the past forty years. Our patients trust us for our advanced treatments, personalized care, and our highly-trained team of eye surgeons, and we don’t take that for granted. That’s why, in addition to offering cutting-edge procedures to preserve the health of your eyes, we provide treatments for other areas of the face as well, such as the eyelids, brows, and facial muscles.
Our variety of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries allow us to treat conditions that affect the area around the eyes. One of these conditions is entropion, which requires surgical intervention to correct.
Our Specialized Dothan Eyelid Surgeon
When you come to Eye Center South for entropion repair, you’ll work with Richard W. Bryant, M.D., our board-certified Facial Cosmetic and Orbital Reconstructive Surgeon. Dr. Bryant received his training under world-renowned cosmetic surgeons in in Beverly Hills, California, where he completed a highly-specialized fellowship in oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is a sought-after eyelid surgeon across the Wiregrass for his meticulous attention to detail, experience in his field, and compassion for his patients.
What is Entropion?
Entropion is a condition in which an eyelid — typically the lower lid — folds inward, causing the eyelashes to rub against the cornea, which is the transparent front of the eyeball. Depending on the case, the eyelid may turn in when blinking especially hard, or it may be turned in all the time. This causes discomfort and irritation which will eventually cause pain and long-term damage.
Entropion is most common in adults over the age of 60. Other symptoms include foreign body sensation (the feeling that something is stuck in your eye), increased light and wind sensitivity, watery eyes, and eyelid crusting. If left untreated, entropion can cause corneal damage, eye infections, and eventually vision loss. Schedule an appointment with our experienced team today to find out if entropian treatment is right for you!.
How is Entropion Treated?
In the short term, entropion can be treated with eye drops to protect the cornea and soothe irritation, and with a special type of medical skin tape to keep the eyelid from turning in. Another option involves the usage of a soft contact lens as a barrier between the eyelid and the cornea. The only long-term solution for entropion, however, is to have your eyelid surgically repaired.
When you undergo entropion surgery, we’ll remove excessive tissue from your affected eyelid and tighten its tendons and muscles. This pulls your eyelid taut. Entropion surgery is considered a reconstructive procedure since it is done to prevent corneal damage and vision loss, so it is frequently considered medically necessary and, as a result, covered by health insurance providers.
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Entropion Repair in Dothan, AL
If you’re suffering from entropion and are seeking treatment, Eye Center South can help. When you come to us for a consultation, Dr. Bryant and his team will evaluate the health of your eyes and eyelids and see how entropion repair surgery can help your vision. Give us a call at (800) 467-1393 to schedule your appointment today!