Ectropion is a term used for describing the turning out of the lower eyelid and lashes.
Why does it occur?
The majority of ectropion are due to laxity of the tissues of the eyelid as a result of the ageing process, and some are due to eyelid skin disease and shortage.
Eyeball is exposed and can become uncomfortable and sore. The lower lid is turning outwards, the tears produced in the eye will not drain correctly; therefore watering of the eye will occur. There is also a chance of damage to the surface of the eye.