Lower Eyelid Ectropion
Lower Eyelid Ectropion is an eyelid condition in which the lower eyelid margin is turned away from its normal position, in contact with the eye. Someone looking at you might be able to see part of the inner surface of the affected eyelid. There are various causes but the most common cause is simply an ageing effect of the eyelid that occurs in some older people. Ectropion leads to overflow tearing and eyelid skin irritation, which further worsens the Ectropion. In addition, the patient tends to continually wipe the lower eyelid, which in turn results in eyelid stretching that further worsens the Lower Eyelid Ectropion. One eye alone may be affected, however, in the common age-related Lower Eyelid Ectropion, often both eyes are affected. Therefore it is important to treat the condition early; otherwise your eye is not fully protected and it can lead to damage that could cause vision loss. Treatment can be done to tighten the skin muscles around the eye.