Ectropion (ek-TROH-pee-on) is a condition in which your eyelid — typically the lower lid — turns out.
This leaves the inner eyelid surface exposed and prone to irritation. Ectropion is more common in older adults.
• excessive tearing
• excessive dryness
• chronic conjunctivitis (inflammation also known as “pink eye”).
Eyedrops and ointments can be used to manage symptoms and protect your cornea until a permanent treatment is done. Most cases of ectropion require surgery.