Entropion - Dr. Brian Brazzo
New York City Entropion Surgery Provider Dr. Brazzo
Entropion is a common condition in which the eyelashes roll inward and rub against the eye. This situation usually occurs as a result of certain eyelid muscles weakening with advancing age. In other people, the condition may be brought on by prior surgery or scarring.
What are the symptoms of entropion?
When the eyelid turns inward, it rubs against the eye, making the eye red, irritated, painful, and sensitive to light and wind. If untreated, the condition can lead to serious problems, including scratching or scarring of the cornea, excess tearing, and mucous discharge. If the problem persists, the result may be acute sensitivity to light and persistent eye infections, corneal abrasions, or corneal ulcers. It is important to have a specialist repair the condition before permanent damage to the eye occurs.
How can entropion be treated?
The primary treatment of this condition is surgical. Several techniques have been successful for treating entropion. In the most common procedure, the surgeon tightens the eyelid and its attachments to restore the lid to its normal position. The procedure is usually performed in the office under local anesthesia, although some patients prefer to have the surgery with intravenous sedation at the hospital or surgery center. The recovery is quick, and people return to normal activity the following day. Antibiotic ointment and drops are used for about one week after surgery. Most patients experience permanent and immediate resolution of the problem following surgery.
Who Should Perform The Surgery?
When choosing a NYC entropion doctor to perform the procedure, you should look for a cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in treating eyelid problems. Dr. Brazzo is not only a board-certified ophthalmologist who knows the anatomy and structure of the eyelids and orbit, but also has had extensive training in ophthalmic plastic reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. He is among the most revered New York City oculoplastic surgery providers.
Dr. Brazzo is a premier eyelid surgeon Manhattan patients visit for treatment of droopy upper eyelids due to aging or ptosis. He also administers Botox injections, Latisse prescription and facial fillers in NYC.