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Ectropion
Tuesday, 07 April 2009 20:22


What is Ectropion? What is the treatment for Ectropion?


Ectropion is the out-turning of the eyelids. This is typically caused by eyelid laxity, generally in older patients. Out-turning of the eyelid can cause exposure keratopathy which can decrease one’s vision. Ectropion can be caused by trauma, surgery, dermatitis, carcinoma, nerve palsy, stroke, bell’s palsy, edema, chalazion or dermatochalasis. Treatment involves lubricating eye drops or surgical repair if necessary.


Treatment

Lubricating eye drops

Surgical repair


Last Updated on Monday, 14 January 2013 00:11
 

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