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- noun (Med.) The inversion or turning in of the border of the eyelids.
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- noun medicine The
inversionor turning in of the borderof the eyelids.
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ECTROPIUM is the opposite condition from entropium; in it the eyelids are everted and the palpebral conjunctiva is exposed.
_ Elliptical incision for entropium; _b. _ wedge-shaped incision for ectropium.
 Fig.VIII. illustrates Streatfeild's operation for entropium. -- _a.
The presence of these foreign substances in the eye, in connection with the salt spray and irritating atmosphere, greatly aggravated the ophthalmia, and resolved it into a chronic affection, which ultimately resulted in entropium.
The eye, as well as the lids, became inflamed; the latter, being puffed up and contracted on their edges, were necessarily drawn inwards from the tension of the parts, and double entropium was thus produced.
(1776-1851; ceratonyxis, formation of the pupil, amaurosis, entropium), Karl Friedrich von Grafe (1787-1840; teleangiectasis in the eye), Friedrich Jager (1784-1871; upper cutting of the cornea in the operation for cataract), Johann Nepomuk Fischer (1787-1847; pyaemic inflammation of the eye), and finally the most eminent
-- As in many cases the entropium seems to depend partly on a too great laxity of the skin of the lid, combined occasionally with spasm of the orbicularis, the simplest and most natural plan of operation is (_a_) to remove (Fig.VII. _a_) an elliptical portion of skin, extending transversely along the whole length of the affected lid, including the fibres of the orbicularis lying below it, and then to unite the edges with several points of fine suture. (_b_) An improvement on this in obstinate cases is proposed by