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Entropion / Ectropion Repair

Ectropion and Entropion are common maladies of the eyelid margin that can directly affect ocular function and patient comfort; surgical repair is commonly performed.

Ectropion (out-turning of the eyelid) can present with keratoconjunctivopathy, infection, and dermatitis, among other signs and symptoms. Tearing is a common presentation, whether the punctum is everted (resulting in a tear outflow problem) or not (as in reflex tearing from irritation and exposure keratoconjunctivopathy). Combined-mechanism tearing is not unusual in these cases.

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Common Indications for Ectropion Repair

  • Documented ectropion with chronic eye irritation despite topical lubrication
  • Exposure keratopathy
  • Chronic keratoconjunctivopathy
  • Tearing related to outflow (punctal ectropion or tear pump dysfunction)
  • Tearing related to reflex (chronic irritation)
  • Chronic dermatitis from tear irritation of periocular skin

Common Indications for Entropion Repair

  • Keratoconjunctivopathy due to lash/skin-globe touch
  • Ocular irritation
Need Kumar, M.D. | Oculofacial Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon

Meet Dr. Kumar

Neel Kumar, MD is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist specializing in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at Triad Eye Institute. He performs a variety of functional and cosmetic oculoplastic procedures, including brow lifts, brow ptosis repair, upper and lower blepharoplasty and more.

He graduated from the from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in 2010 and completed Fellowships in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, orbit and lacrimal system at the University of South Florida-Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa and Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina.

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We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Triad Eye Institute today. During our meeting, we will advise on whether or not you’re an ideal candidate for Entropion or Ectropion Repair, as well as compose a custom treatment plan designed to achieve the clear vision you’ve always wanted. Call our office today and one of our seasoned staff members will be able to assist you.

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