What are Ectropion and Entropion?

In its normal position, the eyelid helps protect the eye. With eyelid malposition, the eyelid may either be turned outwards (ectropion) or turned inwards (entropion). In ectropion, the inner pink portion of the inner eyelid may be exposed, causing tearing, irritation, or discomfort. With entropion, the eyelid and eyelashes rub against the eye, causing irritation, foreign body sensation, tearing, blurred vision, and possibly even permanent damage to the eyeball. In mild cases, entropion may be treated with periodic botulinum toxin injections, thus avoiding surgery.

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Am I a Candidate for Eyelid Malposition Surgery?

If you're experiencing symptoms such as drooping eyelids, irritation, tearing, or blurred vision due to eyelid malposition, you may be a suitable candidate for corrective surgery. Candidates should have good overall eyelid health, be in good general health, have realistic expectations about the outcome, and be committed to post-surgery care. During a consultation with an oculoplastic surgeon, your individual candidacy will be assessed based on your specific symptoms, medical history, and treatment goals.

What to Expect After Surgery

Bruising and swelling are typical after eyelid surgery and peaks in the first post-operative week. We recommend remaining home to recover for approximately one week. Thereafter, most patients can comfortably return to work. During the recovery period, heavy exertion and makeup use are avoided. Typically, the eyelid malposition correction is seen directly after surgery.

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Why Choose New York Eye & Face for Eyelid Malposition Correction?

At New York Eye & Face, patients receive personalized, concierge care from our experienced oculoplastic expert. Dr. Carniciu uses precision-oriented techniques and compassionate care to ensure optimal results and patient satisfaction. We understand the importance of restoring comfort and vision, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.

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