Ectropion and Entropion Repair

If you have been dealing with ectropion or entropion eye disorders, you may be wondering what your options are. There are many different treatment options, and it’s best to have a doctor assess your individual case to be able to make a good recommendation for your unique situation. Both ectropion and entropion can be successfully repaired with low-risk surgery. Dr. Amy Kulak, MD, is an oculofacial plastic surgeon who serves patients in the North East Florida area.

What is Ectropion and Entropion Repair?

Some people experience a condition called entropion where the eyelid is inverted or turned inward, and it causes the eyelashes to rub against the eyeball itself, causing irritation. Ectropion happens when the eyelid is everted or turned outward, and the edge of the eyelid does not make contact with the eyeball. When either of these conditions happens, it can lead to other issues like dermatitis, infection, and keratoconjunctivitis, but a simple surgery can generally correct the condition.

Ectropion and Entropion Repair Surgery

The procedure is generally performed using local anesthesia that is injected into the eyelid and, there are local anesthetic eye drops placed in the eye. Depending on whether both eyes or one eye is affected, the length of the surgery lasts around thirty minutes to an hour. The surgeon may have to remove a small part of the eyelid if the tissues are slackened. If the ectropion or entropion has been caused by scar tissue or tight skin, the surgeon may end up utilizing a skin graft. A Canthoplasty is the most common form of surgery, where tendons and tissues on the outer corner of the eyelid are repaired and reattached.

How Soon Will I Recover?
After the procedure, you will be able to return home after a few hours. There are specific instructions for activities to avoid while recovering from surgery. It’s important to avoid wearing eye makeup, getting too much sun exposure, and not to get the eyelid wet while it’s healing. The results of the ectropion or entropion repair surgery should last a long time; however, as you age, the soft tissues around the eyelids can become loose, and the problem can return. If you have any questions, please be sure to reach out to the doctor.

Contact Us for Ectropion and Entropion Repair

Dr. Kulak provides individualized patient care tailored to each specific issue and uses the most non-invasive technologies for facial rejuvenation. If you are needing ectropion or entropion repair by an oculofacial plastic surgeon, contact our offices at 904-775-5275 or to schedule an appointment.

Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon
Amy Kulak, MD.

What People Are Saying
Michys BraidsMichys Braids
17:47 27 Apr 22
Dr Kulak and her team are the best. Wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
Katherine SanbornKatherine Sanborn
17:27 27 Apr 22
Dr. Kulak did a fabulous job. She repaired a very large gaping hole where my mother’s eyelid wise. Dr. Kulak was able to do so without using a skin graft, which greatly shortened the recovery time. Now, my mother’s eyelid looks virtually the same even though about 75% of it was removed. We are extremely pleased with Dr. Kulak’s professionalism, attention to detail, concern and care. Highly... recommend her more
Kristin SilbermanKristin Silberman
22:42 16 Feb 22
Dr. Kulak is extremely thorough and helped answer all my questions. I felt very comfortable and staff was friendly as well! I will definitely be returning. 🙂
Mark ThompsonMark Thompson
14:25 22 Dec 21
Does a wonderful job. Would recommend Dr. Kulak to anyone that needs this type of procedure.
Connie ChaffinConnie Chaffin
14:32 11 Nov 21
Went to doctor kulak to have surgery on my eyes. Had a significant amount of baggy skin over my eye lids. After being referred to her by doctor Futch in Macclenny and a few visits finally decided to have it done and I am so thankful that I did. Doctor kulak is the best. You can’t even tell I have had surgery. Everyone in her office is supper sweet. Thank you to everyone in doctor kulak’s office... for making this experience an easy one 😊read more