Entropion / Ectropion in Tampa Bay
When the eyelids fold incorrectly, it may cause entropion or ectropion, which can result in discomfort and other symptoms. Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay offers treatment for these conditions, welcoming patients from St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, FL and the world.
What Are Entropion and Ectropion?
Entropion and ectropion are conditions that occur when the eyelid folds either inward or outward. Entropion occurs when the eyelid folds inward, causing the eyelashes to rub against the eyeball. Ectropion occurs when the eyelid folds outward, leaving part of the eyeball exposed. For patients experiencing either an entropion or ectropion, symptoms such as irritation, dryness, tearing, or redness in the eyes are common.
Am I A Good Candidate for Entropion and Ectropion Treatment?
We specialize in numerous treatment methods for entropion and ectropion management, so if you suffer from either of these conditions, you may be a good candidate for treatment. However, the best way to determine if you are a suitable candidate for these services is to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Mohadjer.
During your consultation, you and Dr. Mohadjer will discuss your cosmetic goals in order to determine if these treatments are a good fit for you. At this point, we will be able to help you schedule your treatment or find a suitable alternative.
What is the Entropion and Ectropion Treatment Like?
For mild cases of entropion and ectropion, extensive treatment is not usually necessary. Instead, we may recommend eye ointments or artificial tears to keep the eyes lubricated. The eyelid may unfold at some point with these methods. For severe cases, we may recommend surgery.
During surgery, we will manually unfold the eyelid and return it to its natural position. This treatment is performed with the aid of anesthetic and results in practically no scarring, since incisions are hidden within the natural folds of the eyelids.
What is the Entropion and Ectropion Treatment Recovery Process Like?
Entropion and ectropion treatment without surgery requires no downtime or recovery period. Patients who undergo surgery can expect some bruising and swelling to occur in the treated area. However, these symptoms generally fade within a few days, and you can expect to be fully healed in about two weeks. Plus, patients are able to return to nearly all normal activities with a few days.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Entropion and Ectropion Treatment?
The goal of entropion and ectropion treatment is to eliminate the condition, restoring your comfort and well-being. Our entropion and ectropion treatment methods, including surgery, are incredibly effective. For this reason, patients can achieve results within a few days. These results will last for many years to come, presuming you do not develop the condition again.
Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Mohadjer or to learn more about entropion and ectropion treatment. Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay welcomes patients living in living in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, FL and around the world.