Some cases result from scarring of the eyelid caused by chemical and thermal burns, trauma, skin cancers, or previous eyelid surgery. Prior to surgery, the eye can be protected by taping the lower lid down and using lubricating drops and ointment. In some cases, sutures can be placed through the lower eyelid until more definitive surgery can be performed. You may have a patch overnight and then will commonly use an antibiotic ointment for about a week. After your eyelids heal, your eye will feel comfortable and you will not longer have the risk of corneal scarring, infection, and loss of vision.

Causes of Ectropion

The common Causes of Ectropion :

Mechanical

Allergic

With pregnancy, the cervix tends to evert, making the ectropion larger.

Trauma (through intercourse, tampon insertion, foreign objects in the speculum insertion)

Scarring

Congenital

Facial nerve palsy

Symptoms of Ectropion

Some Symptoms of Ectropion :

Dryness or redness

Sagging skin around the eyes

Sensitivity to light and wind

Eyelid turns outward

Excessive tearing

Redness of the lid and white part of the eye

Treatment of Ectropion

Artificial tears and lubricating ointments

Surgery may restore the normal position of the eyelid and improve these symptoms.

A protective eye shield worn at night to prevent drying

Surgery to repair the involved muscles and tendons of the eyelid

If the ectropion is minor, simply an undesirable cosmetic affect and not causing any clinical signs no treatment is necessary.

To be applied together with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

as the main treatment when the ectropion comes to a terminal stage that none of conventional treatments is applicable.


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