Depending on the severity of the patient’s ectropion eye, it can be fixed with lubrication drops or ointments to give temporary relief or surgical treatment for long-term or permanent results. Patients suffering from ectropion should visit a board-certified physician to receive an extensive evaluation that will determine if they are suitable for surgery. If eyelid malposition treatment is the best course of action for the patient, they can effectively restore full functionality in their eyelids.
What is the Difference Between Entropion and Ectropion Eye?
Entropion is a condition where the eyelid turns inward, causing the lashes to rub against the cornea. Ectropion is when the eyelid turns outward, causing dryness and excessive tearing. Both forms of eyelid malposition are commonly caused by the weakening of skin laxity and facial muscles. They can both be treated and should be addressed immediately to prevent permanent damage to the eye or vision loss.
Ectropion Eye At EyelidPros
Are you suffering from ectropion in Flint, MI, Novi, MI, Southgate, MI, or the surrounding areas? If so, the board-certified reconstructive plastic surgeons at EyelidPros can help you. Our physicians are recognized for award-winning ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. We provide compassionate and comprehensive medical and surgical care for the delicate areas around the eyes. Our eyelid malposition treatment can provide a long-term solution for ectropion. If you are ready to schedule a consultation or are interested in learning more about us, contact one of our Michigan locations, and a staff member will reply shortly.