Usually, entropion can be diagnosed with a routine eye examination and physical examination. Your doctor may pull on your eyelids during the examination, or ask you to blink or close your eyes forcefully, in order to assess your eyelid's position on the eye, as well as its muscle tone and tightness.
If your entropion is caused by scar tissue, previous surgeries or other conditions, your doctor may examine the surrounding tissue around your eye, in addition to examining your eyelid.
Doctors evaluate the cause of your condition to determine the most appropriate treatment or surgical technique for your condition.
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