Ectropion

Eyelid Turning Out

Ectropion is a condition in which the lower eyelid sags or turns outward. Often this causes significant discomfort because the affected eye is exposed and dry. The eyelids may crust with excess mucus or appear red along the edge. The patient may be sensitive to light and have blurred vision. The most common cause is normal aging, but it may also result from injury, stroke, Bell’s Palsy, tumor, or physical trauma.
Ectropion - Eyelid Turning Out - Reconstructive Surgery - TOC Eye and Face

Ectropion is a serious condition demanding proper treatment. Left untreated, ectropion can result in permanent eye damage due to infection and corneal scarring, and may even lead to loss of the eye. Treatment involves the use of artificial tears and ointments to lubricate the eye, followed by corrective surgery. The results of surgery are usually permanent and recurrence is rare.

As our patient you or your loved one will receive evaluation and treatment by one of our elite oculoplastic surgeons, each with advanced specialized credentials, to give you the uncompromising care and extraordinary results we are known for. Most procedures may be performed at TOC’s outpatient surgical center, the Center for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Eyelid and Oculoplastic Surgery (CAREOS).

Outpatient (ambulatory) surgery helps to reduce hospital costs, personal expense, and length of stay for patients needing surgery. CAREOS is one of the only ambulatory surgical centers in Central Texas dedicated solely to oculoplastic and laser aesthetic surgery. This means we are highly efficient in providing the specific care you need. For those times when surgery is best performed at a hospital, TOC physicians have surgical privileges at all Austin-area hospitals.

We understand that any patient may feel anxious or apprehensive about treatment. Our goal is to help you or your loved one feel at ease. We engage each patient with sensitivity and respect for his or her individual needs.

If you would like more information about ectropion, please don’t hesitate to request complimentary information from TOC by email at info@tocaustin.com. You may also schedule a private consultation with a TOC physician.

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