Inverted Eyelid (Entropion)

Dr. Soroudi has successfully treated thousands of conditions affecting the function of the eyelids, including everted eyelids, inverted eyelids, droopy eyelids, eyelid tumors, and others. Entropion is a condition in which the lower eyelid turns inward, with the eyelashes contacting the surface of the eye itself, causing extreme discomfort.

An extraordinary level of experience

Dr. Soroudi wrote his Master’s Degree thesis on conditions that affect the eyelids and the human orbit (the bone cavity that houses the eyeball and muscles in the region). He spent two years training under his mentor, Dr. Robert Alan Goldberg, Chief of the Division of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at UCLA, to gain expertise in treating these conditions.

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Symptoms of entropion

The constant contact of the lower eyelid and lashes with the cornea can cause an array of painful and unpleasant symptoms, including:

  • Tearing
  • Mucous discharge
  • Red eyes
  • Pain
  • Ulceration

What causes entropion?

Sometimes, this occurs because of what’s called “orbicularis override.” Due to excessive, forceful blinking (sometimes associated with a nervous tic), the superficial eyelid muscle (orbicularis oculi) becomes stronger and begins to override the underlying tissues. This causes the eyelid to invert and points the eyelashes towards the cornea, resulting in irritation and redness, and, in more serious cases, ulceration. No matter the cause, Dr. Soroudi can devise an expert plan to achieve the best results using minimally invasive techniques.

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Treatment for entropion (inverted eyelid)

The treatment chosen for entropion will reflect the severity of the condition. If the eye has become inflamed or infected, treating these problems first may bring relief. In other cases, the constant contact of the eyelid with the cornea may have led to tissue scarring. Treatment options could include placing tiny stitches to reposition the eyelid, so it turns outward.

When entropion is age-related, a minor eye surgery can be performed to correct the position of the eyelid. If the condition has led to scarring on the inner side of the eyelid, a membrane graft can be performed, transferring natural tissue harvested from within your mouth or nose structure.

A detailed evaluation

Every client is different, and the first step in treating these uncomfortable conditions is for us to examine your eye. In many cases, the treatment is minor and recovery swift. In others, the condition must be surgically addressed. You can be confident that Dr. Soroudi will choose the least invasive option and is among the most experienced oculoplastic specialists in Los Angeles and beyond.

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Each of our three eye centers, located in Glendale, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills, has a private, in-house outpatient surgery center. Your procedure will be performed in comfort, privacy, and with the most advanced treatment devices. Each location is equipped with next-generation laser systems and other cutting-edge technology, providing world-class solutions for eye conditions, including inverted eyelids. Dr. Soroudi is widely recognized as a leading eye surgeon and has exceptional skills. He has dedicated his medical career to treating a range of eye conditions.

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