Stating that the inward rotation of the eyelids and eyelashes, called entropium, can cause serious health problems if left untreated, Ophthalmology Specialist Assoc. Dr. Barış Yeniad made warnings. Pointing out that the complaints of redness, stinging, burning and watering in the eyes should be taken seriously, Assoc. Dr. Yeniad said, “When the eyelashes turn inwards and touch the cornea, which is the transparent layer, it causes extremely serious consequences and serious vision loss can be seen in untreated cases. If the eyelashes continue to touch the cornea for a long time, it may cause perforation in the eye, so surgical treatment should be performed as early as possible, ”he said.
CHEMICAL INJURIES CAN TRIGGER
Stating that the inverting of the eyelid often occurs with the deterioration of the lid integrity and the structures that make up it, Yeniad said, “Apart from this, it may also occur due to chemical injuries, trauma or conjunctival diseases. Rarely, this situation can be seen in small babies from birth. However, the situation in which the eyelashes, not the cap, which we call epibiblepharon, which is very similar to entropium and which we call epiblepharon, turns inwards should definitely be distinguished, because epiblepharon mostly resolves spontaneously and congenital entropium definitely requires emergency treatment ”.
TREATMENT IN ABOUT HALF HOURS POSSIBLE
“The inversion of the eyelid can be treated with a procedure that takes 20-25 minutes under local anesthesia,” Assoc. Dr. Yeniad concluded his words as follows:
“After the operation, the patient does not need to be hospitalized and can go home. Patients can easily do their daily work. It is sufficient to apply antibiotic ointments to the wound area after the operation. Sutures on the lid are removed 1 week after the operation. There is no noticeable scar in the patients after the operation. “