Inward folding of eyelid:

Entropion ( )

An abnormal inward turning of an eyelid is named entropion in medicine. It causes the eyelashes rub against the cornea which leads to redness and irritation. It usually affects the lower eyelid. Artificial tears and in critical cases surgery are used to treat the problem.

Full Description

An entropion is an abnormal inward turning of an eyelid. Entropion will cause the eyelashes to rub into the eyeball. Due to this condition, the eyeball may be irritated and red. Furthermore, an infection or inflammation and even an ulcus on the cornea can occur as a complication.

Symptoms

Pain in the limbs, Chills, Breathing-related pains, Cough, Cough with sputum, Fever, Shortness of breath, Sore throat, Sputum, Wheezing, Swollen glands in the neck, Muscle pain, Stuffy nose, Headache, Chest pain, Sneezing, Joint pain, Joint redness, Joint swelling, Fever, Leg swelling, Swollen glands in the armpit, Swollen glands in the groin, Eye redness, Oversensitivity to light, Feeling of foreign body in the eye, Burning eyes, Itching eyes, Tears, Eye blinking, Bleeding in the conjunctiva of the eye, Fever, Pain in the limbs, Skin rash, Dark urine, Sweating, Joint pain, Changes in the nails, Palpitations, Skin nodules, Pallor, Cough, Weight loss, Chills, Leg swelling, Night sweats, Purulent discharge from the urethra, Testicular pain, Swelling of the testicles, Nausea, Fever, Vomiting, Feeling of pressure in the ear, Impaired hearing, Itching in the ear, Earache, Swollen glands in the neck, Headache, Reduced appetite, Abdominal pain, Dark urine, Vomiting, Fever, Yellow colored skin, Yellowish discoloration of the white part of the eye, Itching of skin, Tiredness, Nausea, Joint pain, Diarrhea, Blue spot on skin, Skin redness, Changes in the nails, Hand swelling, Skin lesion, Skin redness, Hand pain, Sputum, Burning in the throat, Fever, Pain in the limbs, Sore throat, Hoarseness, Cough, Headache, Swollen glands in the neck, Tiredness, Mouth pain, Runny nose, Earache, Pain on swallowing, Pain in the bones, Muscle pain, Cough with sputum, Stuffy nose, Back pain, Sneezing, Back pain, Fatty defecation, Fever, Side pain, Flatulence, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Tiredness, Vomiting, Weight loss, Lower-back pain, Yellow colored skin, Yellowish discoloration of the white part of the eye, Bloated feeling in the stomach, Cheek swelling, Earache, Fever, Headache, Mouth pain, Sore throat, Facial swelling, Swelling of the testicles, Pain when chewing, Shortness of breath, Chest pain, Chest tightness, Fever, Absence of a pulse, Tiredness, Breathing-related pains, Palpitations, Rebound tenderness, Abdominal guarding, Abdominal pain, Fever, Nausea, Bloated feeling in the stomach, Vomiting, Breathing-related pains, Chest pain, Fever, Shortness of breath, Cough, Burning sensation when urinating, Purulent discharge from the urethra, Feeling of residual urine, Urge to urinate, Testicular pain, Dribbling after urination, Painful urination, Swelling of the testicles, Frequent urination, Delayed start to urination, Decreased urine stream, Lower-back pain, Vomiting, Nausea, Fever, Swelling in the genital area, Heartburn, Vomiting blood, Burning in the throat, Hiccups, Abdominal pain, Reduced appetite, Vomiting, Nausea, Black stools, Chest pain, Tongue burning, Bloated feeling in the stomach, Pain in the calves, Limited mobility of the ankle, Ankle swelling, Hip pain, Joint pain, Morning stiffness, Tingling, Limited mobility of the hip, Burning sensation when urinating, Testicular pain, Swelling of the testicles, Painful urination, Nausea, Fever, Vomiting, Increased salivation, Fever, Sore throat, Lockjaw, Swollen glands in the neck, Pain on swallowing, Abdominal pain, Burning sensation when urinating, Purulent discharge from the urethra, Purulent discharge from the vagina, Painful urination, Itching or burning in the genital area, Swollen glands in the groin, Burning sensation when urinating, Itching or burning in the genital area, Painful urination, Bleeding from vagina, Swelling in the genital area, Feeling of tension in the legs, Marked veins, Hand swelling, Leg swelling, Increased touch sensitivity, Hand pain, Fever, Skin rash, Foot pain, Fever, Hand swelling, Hip pain, Joint pain, Limited mobility of the fingers, Hand pain, Arm swelling, Eye redness, Chest pain, Limited mobility of the leg, Limited mobility of the back, Tiredness, Joint swelling, Joint effusion, Joint redness, Morning stiffness, Limited mobility of the ankle, Ankle swelling, Limited mobility of the hip, Physical inactivity, Cough, Wheezing, Shortness of breath, Sputum, Chest tightness, Eye redness, Night cough, Tiredness, Chest pain, Breathing-related pains, Agitation, Blue colored skin, Cough with sputum, Changes in the nails, Toe swelling, Burning eyes, Eye redness, Feeling of foreign body in the eye, Eye blinking, Tears, Blood in stool, Difficult defecation, Black stools, Frequent urination, Urination during the night, Itching or burning in the genital area, Burning sensation when urinating, Dribbling after urination, Burning eyes, Eye redness, Feeling of foreign body in the eye, Tears, Eye blinking, Eyelids sticking together

Medical Conditions

The causes of entropion are various. However, the common causes include: 1) Age-related weakness of the eyelid: as people get older the connective tissue and muscle of eyelid may become weaker. This destabilization can lead to an abnormal inward turning of an eyelid. 2) Trauma: a trauma may cause a scar on the skin. If the scar is near the eyelid, it can lead to an entropion. 3) Congenital problems: some people are born with a surplus of skin at the eyelid owing to a congenital entropion. This form often heals automatically as a child grows up. 4.) Spastic entropion: Due to an inflammation of the eye the Musculus orbicularis tends to contract excessively, which could lead to an entropion. Entropion often occurs with the lower eyelid. People with entropion may feel the irritation inside the eyeball and have redness inside the eyeball, discharge, infections and inflammations.

Treatment

The main goal of the treatment is the prevention of complications and removal of the cause. The treatment of entropion often includes artificial tears, which can help to reduce the symptoms and might prevent further inflammation or infection of the affected eyelid. In case of a complication, a surgery of the affected eyelid might become necessary. This can help to adjust the abnormal inward turning of the eyelid.