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ICD-10 code: H02.0

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

Understanding Entropion and Trichiasis of the Eyelid

Entropion and trichiasis are two common eyelid conditions that can cause discomfort, irritation, and even vision problems if left untreated. While these conditions can be treated with surgery, it's important to understand what they are and how they can affect your eyes.

What is Entropion?

Entropion is a condition where the eyelid turns inward, causing the eyelashes to rub against the cornea. This can lead to irritation, redness, and even corneal ulcers if left untreated. Entropion is most common in older adults and can be caused by muscle weakness, scarring, or other eyelid abnormalities.

What is Trichiasis?

Trichiasis is a condition where the eyelashes grow inward instead of outward, causing them to rub against the cornea. This can also lead to irritation, redness, and corneal ulcers. Trichiasis can be caused by infection, inflammation, or trauma to the eyelid.

Treatment for Entropion and Trichiasis

Both entropion and trichiasis can be treated with surgery. The goal of surgery is to reposition the eyelid or eyelashes so that they no longer rub against the cornea. Depending on the severity of the condition, surgery may involve removing a small piece of tissue or reattaching the eyelid to the eye socket.

  1. In mild cases, lubricating eyedrops or ointments may be enough to relieve symptoms.
  2. In more severe cases, the eyelashes may need to be trimmed or removed to prevent further damage to the cornea.
  3. If left untreated, entropion and trichiasis can cause permanent damage to the cornea and lead to vision loss.
Preventing Entropion and Trichiasis

While entropion and trichiasis are more common in older adults, there are steps you can take to prevent these conditions from occurring:

  • Practice good eyelid hygiene by keeping your eyelids clean and free from debris.
  • Protect your eyes from injury by wearing safety goggles when necessary.
  • If you wear contact lenses, follow proper hygiene and care instructions to prevent infections.
  • If you notice any changes in your vision or experience eye discomfort, see your eye doctor for an evaluation.

By understanding entropion and trichiasis and taking steps to prevent them, you can help protect your vision and eye health for years to come.

Diagnosis Codes for Entropion and trichiasis of eyelid | H02.0

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