What is surgical repair of entropion?
Just so, what is a entropion repair?
An entropion or ectropion repair is an operation to correct an eyelid that turns in or turns out. The operation should improve symptoms caused by entropion or ectropion.
Similarly, how is entropion surgery done? This procedure can be done in your doctor's office with local anesthesia. After numbing the eyelid, your doctor places several stitches in specific locations along the affected eyelid. The stitches turn the eyelid outward, and resulting scar tissue keeps it in position even after the stitches are removed.
Also to know is, can entropion return after surgery?
Possible Side Effects & Aftercare. All surgeries have risks, including possibility of infection, scarring, bleeding, and allergic reaction. The entropion can return, and vision may be impacted by surgery. You will likely experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising after surgery that will subside in a few days.
How long does it take to recover from entropion surgery?
A realistic period of recovery must be expected. Postoperative bruising usually takes at least 2-3 weeks to subside completely. Swelling takes much longer. Most of the swelling disappears after 3-4 weeks but this can vary considerably from patient to patient as does the extent of the swelling.