What is Ectropion Repair?
Ectropion is a condition where the eyelid becomes weakened and turns out and away from the eye. The sensitive inside of the eyelid may be exposed, and the tears that constantly bathe the eye are not able to drain properly. The result is painful, sensitive, and watering eyes. Ectropion may be caused by certain skin diseases, an injury to the eye, or simply looser tissue due to aging.
During ectropion repair, the affected eyelid is tightened back into place against the eye. The surgeon may remove a tiny piece of the eyelid as part of the process. In certain cases, a small skin graft may be used to give the lid a more functional shape.
Ectropion repair is a fairly quick and simple surgery that can provide significant relief from eye pain and irritation.