Ectropion Treatment Chicago IL
Ectropion is the sagging and outward turning of the eyelid. It usually involves the lower eyelid and is usually a result of aging. The eyelid loses its tone and becomes lax, much like a stretched rubber band.
Other causes of ectropion:
- previous trauma
- previous surgery
- skin cancers
- nerve palsies
Symptoms of ectropion include:
- eye irritation
- redness and inflammation to the eyelid
- caking and crusting of the eyelid
Ectropion may result in eye infections, corneal abrasions and ulcers. If conservative treatments such as drops and ointments fail, Dr. Daniel Tresley may perform a surgical tightening of the eyelid. Sometimes, in cases of trauma and scarring, reconstruction of the eyelid is also performed to restore the eyelid to its natural position.