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- n. An inversion (turning inward) of the margin of the eyelid
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as entropium.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Inversion or turning in of the fore edge of the eyelid, so that the lashes come in contact with the eyeball.
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His eye trouble was caused by a painful condition called entropion, in which the eyelid rolls inward causing the eyelashes to irritate and possibly damage the eye.
STAGE IV (dispensary) - Scarring and contractures invert the edge of the lids producing an entropion.
- Only surgical treatment is effective in correcting the entropion.
The treatment consists generally in ointments and collyria in abundance, but in fistula lachrymalis incision and tents of alder-pith, mandragora (_malum terrae_), briony, gentian, etc., are recommended, and entropion is referred directly to the surgeon.
If the divergent lashes are more numerous, the treatment may be as for entropion, by excising an elliptical portion of skin opposite the offending lashes and stitching the edges together, so as to draw outward the margin of the lid at that point.
Ectropion and entropion, or eversion and inversion of eyelid, causes and treatment, 283
Eversion -- and inversion of eyelid, or ectropion and entropion, causes and treatment, 283 of bladder, description and treatment, 152 or womb after difficult parturition, treatment, 205
Richard Marks, the vet who carried out the surgery last week, said the dog was suffering from the worst case of entropion he had ever seen.
Molly, a pedigree Shar Pei, was born with entropion, a condition where folds of skin rub against the eye, causing pain and leading to permanent disability.
Abnormal position of the eyelids or eyelashes (ectropion, entropion, trichiasis) is a major fault.