performed by Dr. Linder
An entropion is a condition in which the eyelid or lashes turn in toward the eye. This condition may be caused by age, inflammation, injury, scarring, tumor, or a congenital defect.
An ectropion is aondition in which the eyelids turn outward. This condition may be caused by age, Bell’s palsy, injury, or tumor.
Both entropian and ectropian conditions can cause chronic eye irritation, which can lead to excessive tearing, crusting, infection, corneal damage, and impaired vision. Recurrence of these conditions is possible if not treated appropriately. Both conditions may be corrected surgically by tightening the eyelid and its attachments. This procedure restores integrity of the eyelid. These procedures are usually performed as an outpatient procedure. Some swelling, bruising, and soreness can be expected for one week.
Enucleation or Evisceration:
The loss of an eye due to injury, trauma, or other cause does not have to be unpleasant and upsetting. An oculoplastic surgeon will remove part or all of the eye (enucleation or evisceration). A spherical implant will be placed to give the socket shape. Six weeks after surgery, a prosthetic eye will be made. They can look very natural, and in most cases, movement of the prosthesis is good. Today, most prostheses are made of acrylic material. Many people have great success and wear artificial eyes for many years without side effects.
My surgery with Dr. Linder was a wonderful experience. My vision has improved very much. He and his staff are very friendly and compassionate. Thank You for everything!