ectropion1It is characterized by eversion, usually of the lower eyelid, which causes patient discomfort such as frequent eye watering, due to poor drainage of tears caused by poor positioning of the tissues; keratitis due to exposure, poor eyelid closure; and inadequate spreading of the tears. Ectropion may be caused by age, may occur in patients with facial paralysis and/or if a tumor is present, which forces the eyelid down.

It can be corrected with one or more procedures, such as the tarsal strip procedure, where a portion of the tarsus is removed and the strip is placed on the bony portion of the orbital rim and/or retractors relocated on the tarsus with sutures on the skin. Sometimes we need to resort to additional procedures such as eyelid wedge reaction to reduce its length.

 

 

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