Entropion Workup

Updated: Jan 20, 2023
  • Author: Christopher DeBacker, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Laboratory Studies

Very few laboratory ancillary studies are required in the workup of entropion.

For patients with a cicatricial entropion picture in whom ocular cicatricial pemphigoid is suspected, an autoimmune process should be ruled out by testing for antibasement membrane antibodies on a section of conjunctiva obtained during a biopsy.

For patients with involutional entropion it is helpful to document exophthalmometry readings to determine if relative enophthalmos is present.

It is wise to examine the mouth of patients with cicatricial entropion, for the purpose of detecting oral mucus membrane lesions and also to verify the presence of adequate mucus membrane or hard palate if grafting procedures are required.