Ectropion Repair (Eyelid Turning Out)
Ectropion is the turning outward of the lower eyelid, or sagging of the lower eyelid. The causes of this problem include age-related relaxation of the eyelid structures, facial paralysis, scarring from trauma, infection or previous surgery including lower eyelid blepharoplasty. Patients usually complain of excessive tearing and foreign-body sensation. The repair of this condition generally involves tightening of the lower eyelid and sometimes may need a skin graft placed to the lower eyelid.