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Eyelid malposition occurs when an eyelid is not positioned against the eyeball the way it should be. The malposition is called 'ectropion' if the eyelid is turning outwards and 'entropion' if it is turning inwards.
What are Ectropion and Entropion?
Ectropion is where the lower eyelid droops away from the eye and turns outwards. It's not usually serious but can be uncomfortable. Ectropion mainly affects the lower eyelid and can occur in one or both eyes. Most cases of ectropion are associated with ageing. They usually occur because the skin and muscles of the eyelids stretch as you get older. Sometimes ectropion can be caused by facial paralyses, such as Bell's palsy. In rare cases, it can be present from birth. Less common causes of ectropion include a lump on the eyelid or tightening/scarring of the skin around the eyelid, as a result of an injury, a burn, dermatitis, or previous surgery.
An entropion is a condition in which the eyelid turns inwards towards the eye. This causes the eyelashes to rub against the surface of the eye when the muscles in the eyelid have become weak. Commonly it is the lower eyelid that is affected. Most cases of entropion are associated with ageing. They usually occur because the skin and muscles of the eyelids stretch as you get older. Entropion can occasionally be caused by marked hollowing of the eye socket, tightening or scarring of the inner lining of the eyelid (conjunctiva), or spasm of the muscles around the eye. Eyelid malposition is usually corrected with surgery. This is generally performed under local anaesthetic as a day case.
Surgery to correct ectropion and/or entropion
We offer all-inclusive self-pay packages for ectropion and entropion and correction procedures including:
At The Edinburgh Clinic, we have an expert team of ophthalmic surgeons who are renowned throughout the UK and worldwide for their expertise, knowledge, and experience. Our experienced ophthalmology consultants diagnose and treat patients with a range of eye problems, including conditions associated with eye malposition. We treat thousands of patients each year, for a wide range of eye and vision concerns, ensuring that patients get the best possible outcome, no matter what their diagnosis.
For more information and eligibility criteria, speak to one of our self-pay advisors by calling 0131 516 7277.
We know everyone is different, so your treatment plan will be individually tailored to you and designed to suit your specific healthcare needs and lifestyle
All pre-operative assessments and any tests or scans undertaken while you are at The Edinburgh Clinic for the procedure will be covered - so no hidden costs or fees
All inpatient treatment costs as part of your procedure are included. This includes consultant, hospital, nursing, imaging and physiotherapy fees as applicable
Our expert care doesn't end when your procedure does. All aftercare including medication for up to 7 days and one follow-up appointment post-surgery is included in your package
We have introduced additional risk assessments, new health and safety and infection control measures, and additional staff training to protect everyone on our premises from Covid-19, in line with all official guidelines. Read more about our measures to protect patients from Covid here.
If you are considering paying for your own surgery and need more information or have a price enquiry and would like to speak to our Self-Pay Team, please fill in the form below and one of our team will contact you as soon a possible.
For more information and prices, speak to one of our friendly self-pay advisors by calling 0131 516 7277 or click here to book an appointment