It is a condition, typically a consequence of advanced age, in which the eyelid is turned outwards away from the eyeball. Ectropion is a condition that affects your eyelids - part of the eyelid flips outward, exposing the inner eyelid and the eye itself.
Symptoms: It include: Dry, painful eyes. Excess tearing of the eye (epiphora) Eyelid turns outward. Long-term (chronic) conjunctivitis. Keratitis. Redness of the lid and white part of the eye.
Diagnosis: Usually, ectropion can be diagnosed with a routine eye exam and physical examination.
Treament: 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.
Epidemology: Annual incidence rates standardized to the Italian population ranged from 175/1.00000 to 360/1.00000 in men and from 130/1,000,00 to 273/1,00,000 in women. Thirty-day case-fatality rates for all strokes ranged from 18.1% to 33.0% while one-year case-fatality rates ranged from 37.9% to 40.2%.