Self-management

Lifestyle and home remedies

To relieve the symptoms of entropion until you have surgery, you can try:

  • Eye lubricants. Artificial tears and eye ointments help protect your cornea and keep it lubricated.
  • Skin tape. Special transparent skin tape can be applied to your eyelid to keep it from turning in. Place one end of the tape near your lower eyelashes, then pull down gently and attach the other end of the tape to your upper cheek. Ask your doctor to demonstrate proper technique and placement of the tape.

Prevention

Generally, entropion isn't preventable. You may be able to prevent the type caused by trachoma infection. If your eyes become red and irritated after you visit an area where trachoma infection is common, seek evaluation and treatment immediately.

Jan. 21, 2016
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