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Assessment and day-case surgical treatment of eyelid conditions, including ectropion, entropion and ptosis is available privately at The Edinburgh Clinic, from consultant ophthalmic surgeons and consultant plastic surgeons within our calming, unique and quality clinical environment.
Situated on Colinton Road, near Edinburgh’s leafy Polwarth, Morningside and Merchiston areas, The Edinburgh Clinic is within easy reach of the City Centre and offers free on-site parking for ease of access and on-street metered parking nearby. Our patient waiting and treatment areas are comfortable and substantial, allowing a friend or family member to accompany you to the clinic and wait while you see your consultant.
Ectropion is the medical term used to describe outward turning of the lower eyelid and eyelashes. The margin of the eyelid and the eyelashes evert (turn out). This can lead to excessive tearing, crusting of the eyelid, mucous discharge and irritation of the eye.
Entropion is the medical term used to describe the rolling inward of the lower eyelid and eyelashes towards the eye. The skin of the eyelid and the eyelashes rub against the cornea and conjunctiva. This rubbing can be very uncomfortable and damage the delicate tissues around the front of the eye. It can also impair vision.
Ptosis the name given to a drooping of the upper eyelid that occurs when the edge of the upper eyelid that contains the lashes falls too low. When this happens, the edge of the eyelid covers part of the pupil blocking the upper part of your vision. In severe cases it is necessary to tilt one’s head back or lift the eyelid with a finger in order to see out from under the drooping lid.
All these conditions can easily be treated with surgery carried out under local anaesthetic to correct the position of the eyelid.