Eyelid surgery (or blepharoplasty) is most commonly used to treat ptosis, entropion and ectropion.
Entropion is a condition where the edge of an eyelid, upper or lower, is turned inward toward the eye. As a result, the lashes can rub against the surface of the eye and cause discomfort and infection. Treatment involves tightening the edge of the eyelid to allow the lashes to return to their normal position.
Ectropion, instead, is a condition where the edge of the lower eyelid is turned outward. The pool of tears created by the conjunctival cul-de-sac is not tight enough to hold back tears, which end up running down the cheeks. Dry eye (also called keratitis sicca) can result from this condition. The surgical procedure to correct this problem consists of tightening the lower eyelid in order to restore its edge flush against the cornea.
Dr Lepage-Létourneau completed a subspeciality in oculoplastics et esthetics from the Université de Montréal. He joined the Institut de l’œil des Laurentides in 2015.
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