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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 are the treatments for the condition?

Treatment of ectropion consists of lubricating drops and ointments to protect the eye from exposure. Antibiotics and warm compresses may also help relieve the symptoms. The best management for this condition, however, is usually a surgical procedure to remove the excess tissue from the lid margin.

What are the side effects of the treatments?

Side effects to treatment will depend on the treatment used. Lubricating drops may cause mild eye irritation. Surgery poses a risk of infection, bleeding, eye damage, and allergic reaction to the anesthesia.

What happens after treatment for the condition?

If treatment of ectropion is successful, no further treatment is necessary.

How is the condition monitored?

Surgery generally corrects the problem, but any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the healthcare provider.

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

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