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Ectropion (Eyelid Turning Out)

Ectropion is an outward turning of the eyelid. Ectropion may be classified as congenital, involutional, cicatricial, paralytic and mechanical.  Most cases are involutional, with horizontal laxity being the primary cause.  Horizontal lower eyelid tightening is the common component in surgical repair.

Surgical repair of ectropion is almost always carried out in an outpatient setting with a minimal amount of sedation.