As we age the eyelid tissue and underlying support system weakens which may lead to an eyelid that sags, turns out (ectropion) or turns inward toward the eye (entropion). A poorly positioned eyelid can lead to damage of the ocular surface and should be repaired if this is the case. There are several other reasons why an eyelid may be malpositioned which your oculoplastic surgeon can explain to you at the time of your consultation. Repair of eyelid position can be done with entropion or ectropion repair surgery in the office under local anesthetic and has minimal downtime.
Please contact us to schedule a consultation to learn more about entropian surgery and ectropion repair in Washington DC and Chevy Chase, Maryland.