What is entropion surgery?

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Entropion (en-TROH-pee-on) is a condition in which your eyelid turns inward so that your eyelashes and skin rub against the eye surface.

Artificial tears and lubricating ointments can help relieve symptoms of Entropion.

But usually surgery is needed to fully correct the condition.


What is entropion? Entropion is an abnormality of the eyelids in which the eyelid "rolls" inward.

This inward rolling often causes the hair on the surface of the eyelid to rub against the cornea (outer part of the eyeball) resulting in pain, corneal ulcers or corneal erosions.


Ophthalmologists and veterinary surgeons may charge between $500 and $1,500.

Owners should be aware that results of this surgery will vary, typically according to the veterinarian's experience with blepharoplasty procedures and surgery in general.


Blepharoplasty can be a $300 to $500 proposition if performed by a general practitioner.

Ophthalmologists and veterinary surgeons may charge between $500 and $1,500.



  1. Soft contact lens. Your eye doctor may suggest that you use a type of soft contact lens as a sort of corneal bandage to help ease symptoms.
  2. Botox. Small amounts of onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) injected into the lower eyelid can turn the eyelid out.
  3. Stitches that turn the eyelid outward.
  4. Skin tape.

Entropion in Dogs.

Entropion is a genetic condition in which a portion of the eyelid is inverted or folded inward.

This can cause an eyelash or hair to irritate and scratch the surface of the eye, leading to corneal ulceration or perforation.


Eventually, entropion in dogs can cause painful corneal ulcers (open sores), which can lead to scarring, loss of vision, or even blindness.

Entropion usually occurs to breeds which have flat faces, short muzzles and loose facial skin folds.

entropion in dogs is an abnormality in which the eyelid inverts (rolls) inward.


Luckily, conformational entropion in dogs can be treated.

Sometimes, puppies grow out of entropion as they finish growing and developing.

Temporarily stitching the eyelids into a normal position alleviates the discomfort and prevents damage to the eye as you wait to see if the puppy will outgrow the condition.

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