Prognosis and complications

H Congenital entropion is usually asymptomatic and often resolves within the first few months of life.

❖ Spastic entropion: The prognosis is favorable with prompt surgical intervention, although the disorder may recur. Left untreated, spastic entropion entails a risk of damage to the corneal epithelium with superinfection which may progress to the complete clinical syndrome of a serpiginous corneal ulcer (see p. 29).

❖ Cicatricial entropion: The prognosis is favorable with prompt surgical intervention (i.e., before any corneal changes occur).

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