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  • Ectropion

    Ectropion is the turning out of the eyelid so that the inner surface is exposed. It most often affects the lower eyelid. This condition can cause dryness, excessive tearing, and irritation. Ectropion is more common in older adults.

    In severe ectropion, the entire length of the eyelid is turned out. When ectropion is less severe, only one segment of the eyelid sags away from the eye. The primary cause of ectropion is the muscle weakness or tissue relaxation that occurs as part of the normal aging process.

    Symptoms:

    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.

 

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