ECTROPIAN

Description

It is a condition in which the eyelid turns outward

Symptoms

  • Watery eyes
  • Excessive dryness
  • Irritation
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Redness
  • Burning
  • Chronic conjunctivitis

Causes

  • Muscle weakness
  • Facial paralysis
  • Scars
  • Eyelid growths

Risk Factors

  • Age
  • Previous eye surgeries
  • Previous cancer
  • Burns
  • Trauma

Diagnostic Tests

  • Routine eye exam
  • Physical examination

Treatment

  • Lubricating drops
  • Skin tape
  • Scar tissue stretching
  • Surgery

Lifestyle Management

  • Seek early treatment
  • Use eye lubricants
  • Wipe your eyes carefully