Certain factors increase your risk of developing entropion:

  • Age. The most common cause of entropion is relaxing muscle tissue associated with aging. The older you are, the greater your chances of developing the condition.
  • Previous burns. If you've had a burn on your face, the resulting scar tissue may put you at higher risk of developing entropion.
  • Trachoma infection. Because trachoma can scar the inner eyelids, people who have had the infection are more likely to develop entropion.
Jan. 22, 2013