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Folded Eyelid Overview

Another name for Folded Eyelid is Entropion.

What is an entropion?
A person with an entropion has an eyelid that has folded inward, toward the surface of the eye. As a result, the eyelashes rub against the surface of the eye. Entropion is most common in the elderly, as the muscles and skin of the eyelid weaken. Other causes for entropion include scarring after eye injury or eye infection, as well as blepharospasm.

What are the symptoms of entropion?
Symptoms of entropion include lower lids that turn inward toward the eye, eyelashes that brush the surface of the eye, eye tearing, eye redness, and dry eyes.

How does the doctor treat entropion?
Treatment for an entropion includes surgery and the use of artificial tears and lubricants.

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Folded Eyelid References
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