is an outward turning of the lower eyelid, most commonly caused by aging,
although eyelid burns or skin disease may also be responsible.
the eyelids help lubricate and cleanse the eye during blinking. An eyelid that
is drooping and has lost contact with the eye can cause dry eyes, excessive
tearing, redness and sensitivity to light and wind.
can be performed to tighten the eyelid and return it to its normal position.
The eyelid can then protect and lubricate the eye properly, so that irritation
and other symptoms subside.
surgery to repair ectropion is usually performed as an outpatient procedure
using local anesthesia. After surgery, an eye patch is usually worn and
antibiotic ointment is prescribed.