Entropion is a malposition resulting in inversion of the eyelid margin. The eyelashes turn in, causing irritation to the eyeball. There may be pain in the eye area and a watery eye.

Causes: The eyelid turns inward: and the eyelashes rub against the cornea and the conjunctiva (the white of the eye). Left untreated, the cornea may be damaged, ultimately leading to loss of vision.

The problem mainly affects older people in developing cuntries. Entropion most frequently follows trachoma, which formed scar tissue on the inner surface of the eyelids. Eventually, this shrinks, causing the eyelids to turn inward.

Natural remedies for entropion:

  • Attach one end of a piece of adhesive tape to the skin beneath your lower lashes. Tape the other end to your cheek. Let it remain 3 days. Remove the tape and see if the condition has improved. If not, see an eye doctor immediately.