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Entropion (en-TROH-pe-on) is a condition in which your eyelid turns inward so that your eyelashes and skin rub against the eye surface, causing irritation and discomfort. When you have entropion, your eyelid may be turned in all the time, or it may only turn inward when you blink forcibly or squeeze your eyelids shut tightly. Entropion occurs most often in older adults, and it typically affects only your lower eyelid.
Artificial tears and lubricating ointments can help relieve symptoms of entropion, but you'll likely need surgery to correct it. Left untreated, entropion can cause damage to the clear part of your eye (cornea), which can lead to vision loss.
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