Ectropion is the outward turning of the lower eyelid. Aging stretches the lower eyelid and causes it to droop down and turn outward. This condition is called ectropion and can be corrected by lower eyelid surgery. Many times dry eyes, excessive tearing, redness and sensitivity to light and wind are common problems. Surgery usually restores the normal position of the eyelids and these symptoms improve.
Entropion is the inward turning of the lower eyelid. Aging, infections and sometimes scarring are causes of entropion. When the eylids turn inward, the eyelashes and skin rub against the eye making it red, irritated and sensitive to light and wind. Infection can develop if not treated. Dr Wasserman can surgically return the eyelid to its normal position protecting the eye and improving the symptoms.
Dr. Wasserman will do a thorough examination, take photos and visual field tests. These will be submitted to your insurance carrier prior to lower eyelid surgery. All adult eyelid plastic surgeries are done on an outpatient basis and under local anesthesia. Congenital cases of children are also outpatient but performed under general anesthesia.