If you’ve noticed that you or your loved one is suffering from an eyelid condition called cicatricial ectropion, it is very important to seek professional treatment as soon as possible. This type of ectropion is a painful condition in which an eyelid turns outward, which leaves part of the eye exposed. Over time, the eye can become damaged because it is not properly protected from air or debris.
Fortunately, it is possible to cure this condition with surgery at Taban MD in Beverly Hills. Dr. Taban is a board-certified oculoplastic surgeon with extensive experience treating ectropion and other malposition conditions.
What is Cicatricial Ectropion?
Cicatricial ectropion is a form of this eyelid condition that most often occurs due to scar tissue caused by an injury, chronic dermatitis, facial burns, or excess skin from a blepharoplasty. It is particularly common after an orbital fracture repair surgery. The condition can become harmful because the eye and under the eyelid is exposed to the air, resulting in dryness, irritation, and excessive tearing.
Surgical Treatment for Ectropion
In order to correct the outward turn in a cicatricial ectropion, the surgeon will perform a procedure called an enhanced tarsal strip. The procedure involves obtaining a skin graft from the upper lid to support the weakened or abnormal tissue of the lower lid. The procedure is fairly simple and can be conducted in-office with a local anesthetic over a period of thirty minutes to an hour. The recovery time is relatively short, lasting roughly one to two weeks.
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You do not have to suffer the discomfort and embarrassment of living with cicatricial ectropion in Beverly Hills. Specialized treatment is available to get you back to every day life without the pain or threat of vision loss caused by eyelid malposition. Dr. Taban can help you make an informed decision about your treatment and get you the results you need and deserve.
Next, read about Turned Inward Eyelid Correction