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      Category : Health Centers > Eyes and Vision


Alternate Names : Eversion of the Eyelid, Outward Turning of the Eyelid

Ectropion | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

Prevention of ectropion will depend on the underlying cause. If ectropion is caused by allergies, medications to relieve allergy symptoms may prevent ectropion. In some cases, ectropion cannot be prevented, such as ectropion due to aging or trauma.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

If not treated, an ectropion results in drying of the eye with irritation and permanent redness. Other long-term effects will depend on the cause of the ectropion.

What are the risks to others?

Ectropion is not contagious and poses no risk to others.

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Ectropion: Diagnosis & Tests


Ectropion: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: William Stevens, MD
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 07/02/01

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