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Eye diseases


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It causes the eyelashes to rub continuously against the eye.
The repeated gesture of rubbing your eyes can trigger entropion.

What is entropion?

Entropion is an eye disease characterised by the rotation of the eyelid towards the inside of the eye. This is the opposite of ectropion, a condition in which the eyelid turns away from the eye surface.

A bad position of the eyelids causes them not fit correctly when blinking and lubrication problems arise, as tears spread properly over the eye. Furthermore, in the specific case of entropion, the rubbing of the eyelashes against the cornea due to the rotation of the eyelid must be added.

If not treated in time, this disorder can cause severe corneal injuries.


It can also cause mucous discharge (rheum), great sensitivity to factors such as light or wind and, ultimately, blurred vision and visual problems.

On the other hand, constant rubbing of the eyelashes with the eye surface can cause you to experience discomfort, pain, redness, eye irritation, photophobia and even corneal ulcers (link), which, in severe cases, can be complicated by eye perforation.

Causes and risk factors