Ectropion is a condition that turns your eyelid outwards. Ectropion usually affects the lower eyelid and creates a drooping effect, leaving the eye exposed and making it harder to blink. It can irritate the eye due to excessive dryness or tearing. Ectropion can prevent the eyelid from closing completely, resulting in irritated and sore eyelids. It can cause itching, crusting, burning, and blurred vision.
What Causes Ectropion Eye?
Sagging skin and weakening muscles due to aging are the most common causes of ectropion eye. Over time, collagen and elastic fibers weaken in the eyelids. Patients who have had eye surgeries in the past are more likely to develop ectropion eye later on in life. It can also be caused by scarring, infections, injuries, nerve damage, stroked, tumors, or masses. Excessively rubbing your eyes, smoking, or spending too much time in the sun can all contribute to ectropion eye and cause eyelid tissue to loosen.
Ectropion Eye At EyelidPros
If you are suffering from ectropion in Southfield, MI, St. Clair Shores, MI, Troy, MI, or the surrounding areas, the talented team at EyelidPros are experts in the field of oculoplastics. Check out our photo gallery to see photos of our actual patients’ facial surgical procedures. If you are ready to schedule a consultation, contact one of our Michigan locations and a staff member will reply shortly. During your consultation, you will undergo an extensive evaluation to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for eyelid malposition treatment.