Entropion is treated in a variety of ways—surgically and medically.
Lubricating your eye with ointment and artificial tears is important to provide moisture and relieve discomfort. This isn’t a long-term solution, though.
The use of tape can also be used to temporarily reposition the eyelid.
Surgery is usually performed to treat the inward turning of your eyelid and return it to a normal position. This surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia to numb the eyelid. Most people go home the same day after their surgery.
Alternatively, a small amount of a substance called botulinum toxin (Botox®) can be used to weaken the eyelid muscles that may be causing the eyelid to be inverted.
Surgical procedures for the treatment of entropion include:
- Eyelid tightening: This procedure shortens your eyelid to tighten your lid.
- Retractor reinsertion: This procedure is used to tighten your lid retractor (muscle that opens and closes your lid).