The management of entropion depends on it cause, but it frequently requires surgery to return the eyelid margin outwards to its correct position. The operation is typically very successful, giving relief of symptoms with an excellent cosmetic outcome.
Surgery involves stitches to evert the eyelid back to its normal position, which are often combined with a lid tightening procedure. Typically, it is a day-case operation, takes 30-45 minutes and is carried out under local anaesthesia.
The eye is usually padded afterwards for at least a day to reduce swelling, and antibiotic drops or an ointment are prescribed. The stitches are removed 1-2 weeks later.
Post-operative care is very similar to that described for ectropion surgery.