Artificial tears (a lubricant) may provide relief from dryness and keep the cornea lubricated. Surgery to correct the position of the eyelids is usually effective.
Severe cases may need surgery to protect the eye.
The outlook is usually good if the condition is treated before cornea damage occurs.
Corneal dryness and irritation may increase the risk of:
Call for an appointment with your health care provider if:
If you have entropion, the following should be considered an emergency:
Howard GR. Eyelid retraction. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. Ophthalmology. 3rd ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier; 2008:chap 12.4.
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