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Eye Lids Diseases : Hordeolum (stye),Chalazion,Blepharitis,Entropion,Ectropion,Eyelid tumors,Blepharospasm (eyelid twitching),Eyelid dermatitis,Ptosis (drooping eyelid and Ablepharia (ablepharon)

Ptosis Causes,Diagnosis and Treatment Notes

ptosis eye

Ptosis Definition: Ptosis is Drooping or falling of the upper or lower eyelid. The drooping may be worse after being awake longer, when the individual’s muscles are tired. This condition is sometimes called “lazy eye”, but that term normally refers to amblyopia. If severe enough and left untreated, the drooping eyelid can cause other conditions, such as amblyopia or astigmatism. This is why it is ... Read More »

Ectropion Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment Notes


Ectopion Definition: Ectropion is the turning out of the eyelid (usually the lower eyelid) so that the inner surface is exposed. Ectropion Causes: Congenital Aging Scarring Mechanical Allergic Facial nerve palsy Anti-cancer treatments such as erlotinib, cetuximab, and panitumumab, which block the function of EGFR (the epidermal growth factor receptor). Ectropion Symptoms: Dry, painful eyes Excess tearing of the eye (epiphora) Eyelid turns outward ... Read More »

Entropion Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment Notes


Entopion Definition: Entropion is the turning in of an edge of an eyelid, causing the lashes to rub against the eye. It usually is seen on the lower eyelid. Entropion Causes: Congenital Aging creating loose skin and stretched and loose ligaments and muscles. Scarring Spasm An eye infection called trachoma is still common in North Africa and South Asia and this can cause scarring of ... Read More »

Chalazion Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment Notes

Chalazion Excised

Chalazion Diagnosis and Treatment Notes Chalazion Definition : is a cyst in the eyelid that is caused by inflammation of a blocked meibomian gland, usually on the upper eyelid. Chalazia differ from styes (hordeola) in that they are subacute and usually painless nodules. They may become acutely inflamed but, unlike a stye, chalazia usually point inside the lid rather than on the lid margin Chalazion Diagnosis: Single, nontender, firm nodule ... Read More »

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