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Private eye surgery: correction of ectropion or entropion surgery

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Private eye surgery: correction of ectropion or entropion surgery

Private eye care
appointments
available now

World-class consultants

Fast access to care

Appointments from £200*

Minimal waiting times and high-quality care at your fingertips with care at Midland Eye Clinic

Midland Eye Private Clinic, located in Solihull is the Midland's premier eye surgery centre. We treat thousands of patients each year, for a wide range of eye and vision concerns, ensuring that patients get the best possible outcome, no matter what their diagnosis.

Our experienced ophthalmology consultants diagnose and treat patients with a range of eye problems, including conditions associated with eye malposition.

Eyelid malposition occurs when an eyelid is not positioned against the eyeball the way it should be. The malposition is called “ectropion” if the eyelid is turning outwards and “entropion” if it is turning inwards.

 

Ectropion
Ectropion is where the lower eyelid droops away from the eye and turns outwards. It's not usually serious, but can be uncomfortable. Ectropion mainly affects the lower eyelid and can occur in one or both eyes. Most cases of ectropion are associated with ageing. They usually occur because the skin and muscles of the eyelids stretch as you get older. Sometimes ectropion can be caused by a facial paralysis, such as Bell’s palsy. In rare cases, it can be present from birth. Less common causes of ectropion include a lump on the eyelid or tightening/scarring of the skin around the eyelid, as a result of an injury, a burn, dermatitis, or previous surgery.

What happens in I don’t get it treated?
Untreated ectropion can cause the eyelashes to continually rub on the front of the eye (cornea), resulting in redness, discomfort, watering, discharge and blurry vision. The drooping eyelid can disrupt the drainage of tears, which can make the eyes:

  • sore, red and irritated
  • feel dry and/or gritty
  • water and feel discomfort
  • more vulnerable to bacterial infections, such as conjunctivitis.

In extreme cases, chronic damage to the cornea can result in a sight-threatening infection. Surgery to correct eyelid malposition usually reduces these problems. Eyelid malposition is usually corrected with surgery. This is generally performed under local anaesthetic as a day case.

 

Entropion
An entropion is a condition in which the eyelid turns inwards towards the eye. This causes the eyelashes to rub against the surface of the eye when the muscles in the eyelid have become weak. Commonly it is the lower eyelid that is affected. Most cases of entropion are associated with ageing. They usually occur because the skin and muscles of the eyelids stretch as you get older. Entropion can occasionally be caused by marked hollowing of the eye socket, tightening or scarring of the inner lining of the eyelid (conjunctiva), or spasm of the muscles around the eye. Eyelid malposition is usually corrected with surgery. This is generally performed under local anaesthetic as a day case.

 

Surgery to correct ectropion and/or entropion
Here at Midland Eye, we have an expert team of ophthalmic surgeons who are renowned throughout the UK and worldwide for their expertise, knowledge and experience.

We offer all-inclusive self-pay packages for ectropion and entropion and correction procedures including:

  • Correction of ectropion surgery on lower lid with or without graft/flap prices starting from £1,450
  • Correction of entropion on upper or lower lid with or without graft/flap prices starting from £1,450
  • Treatment of ectropion with diamond excision tarsoconjunctiva prices starting from £950

 

For more information and eligibility criteria, speak to one of our self-pay advisors by calling 0121 667 7894

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What's included in your inclusive self-pay package?

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Personalised treatment plan

We know everyone is different, so your treatment plan will be individually tailored to you and designed to suit your specific healthcare needs and lifestyle

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Preoperative care

All pre-operative assessments and any tests or scans undertaken while you are at Parkside Hospital for the procedure will be covered - so no hidden costs or fees

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World-class expert team

All inpatient treatment costs as part of your procedure are included. This includes consultant, hospital, nursing, imaging and physiotherapy fees as applicable

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Aftercare

Our expert care doesn't end when your procedure does. All aftercare including medication for up to 7 days and one follow-up appointment post-surgery is included in your package

Three flexible ways to pay

Pay for yourself

You can choose to pay for the treatment you have with us with consultations from £200.

Private insurance

We work with all the leading providers and your treatment could be covered by your insurer.

Interest free loan

We offer finance options so you can pay for your treatment in regular interest-free installments*.


We'd love to hear from you

If you are considering paying for your own surgery and need more information or have a price enquiry and would like to speak to our Self-Pay Team, please fill in the form below and one of our team will contact you as soon a possible. Midland Eye Private Hospital offers all-inclusive self-pay packages for patients who wish to fund their own ophthalmology treatment.

For more information and prices, speak to one of our friendly self-pay advisors by calling 0121 667 7894 or click here to book an appointment


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