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Entropion surgery


The inward turning of the eyelid is called entropion. It can occur mainly due to the relaxation of the eyelid muscles, which can rub on the inner surface of the eye, leading to the watering, uneasiness, and redness of the eye. If entropion is caused due to aging, the surgeon will remove a small part of the lower eyelid. This helps tighten the affected tendons and muscles around the eye. The patient will have a few stitches on the outside corner of the eye or just below the lower eyelid. On the other hand, if you have scar tissue on the inside of your lid, suffered trauma, or previous surgeries, your surgeon may perform a mucous membrane graft using tissue from the top of your mouth or nasal passages. Medicines are often provided to keep the eye safe from infection.