Eyelid Malposition (Ectropion or Entropion Eyelids)

Malpositioning of eyelids can be ectropion (an outward turning of the lid) or entropion (an inward turning of the lid). These conditions can be caused by a variety of reasons, including being born with eyelid malposition, an effect of aging, trauma, disease, or tumors. Symptoms range from severe irritation, burning, tearing and, in some cases, compromised vision. Most patients are also bothered by the aesthetic appearance of the eyelids.

Surgical correction varies based upon the condition and its cause. Procedures are performed on an outpatient basis and under monitored anesthesia. Your surgeon will evaluate how the condition impacts your daily life and whether you are a candidate for surgical treatment.

Ectropion, most commonly associated with aging, can be treated by tightening the lateral aspect of the lower lid. However, if the condition is secondary to scarring, a skin graft may be used to correct the malposition.

Entropion is usually associated with the lower lid and treated by tightening the lid. In cases of scarring, a mucous membrane graft may be required.

Contact Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute

To learn more about a customized treatment plan, please call us at (858) 455-6800 or click here to schedule an evaluation.

Contact Us Today

Latest News

GSNVI_1000_Off_LASIK_

$1,000 OFF LASIK*

Diego, summer is no time to be sidelined by the ongoing hassle of contacts and glasses. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or just love going for a hot summer’s day swim, the freedom that comes with vision correction surgery will undoubtedly shift your summer into high gear. One of our […]

Continue Reading
GSNVI_San_Diego_glasses_problems

13 Things Only People Who Wear Glasses in San Diego Will Understand

San Diego is our beautiful hometown, famous for its good weather and plentiful outdoor activities. However, there are some things about wearing glasses that can make life in San Diego more difficult. 1. Downward Dog Fail Yoga on the beach is THE ideal way to enjoy San Diego. That is, […]

Continue Reading
Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 10.15.18 AM

Meet the Gordon Family – A Story from Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today Europe

Continue Reading