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Ectropion is where the lower eyelid droops away from the eye and turns outwards. The degree of droopiness can range from mild to severe.
Symptoms of ectropion
In ectropion, the lower eyelid droops outwards, causing redness, irritation and watering of the eye.
Causes of ectropion
Most cases of ectropion are associated with ageing. It is usually caused when the ligament (band of tissue) that connects the eyelid to the eye socket becomes weakened with age.
Treating ectropion
Ectropion is often treated with a minor operation to remove a small section of the ligament (band of tissue) that connects your eyelid to your eye socket.