Ectropion



What is an Ectropion?

An Ectropion, also known as floppy eyelid syndrome, is when the lower eyelid and lashes turn outward and sag away from the eye. As a result, the eyelid is unable to naturally wipe the entire eye. As a result, there is a reduction in rehydrating the eyes as well as keeping out foreign substances. An ectropion can create excessive tearing, crusting of the eyelid, mucous discharge, and irritation of the eye.

Surgery Can Help

  • Return its function of keeping out foreign substances
  • Improve the natural function of hydration of the cornea
  • Reduce unnatural rubbing of the eye that can cause irritation, excessive tearing, crusting of the eyelid, mucous discharge and irritation

How is the Surgery Performed?

The procedure begins with Dr. Cole administering a local anesthetic, and the area is cleansed and ready for surgery. A small section of eyelid tissue is removed from the treatment area, then the fibrous connective tissue, which supports the edge of the eyelid, is sutured together.

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