Ectropion is a condition in which your eyelid, usually the lower lid, turns out. This can leave the inner eyelid surface exposed and prone to irritation. In severe ectropion, the entire length of the eyelid is turned out. Patients report dry eyes, tearing and in long standing situations vision problems.
Dr. Shifrin performs ectropion correction surgery in both adults to correct the symptoms of tearing and dry eyes and to prevent long term corneal corrosion and vision changes.. During your visit, she will diagnose the cause of the ectropion (tissue laxity, scarring, loss of lid height due to Graves disease) and discuss a personalized surgical plan for correction. Ectropion repair is performed to:
- Fix an out-turning lower eyelid
- Prevent visual field disturbances
- Correct excessive tearing
- Treat dry eyes
The ectropion procedure can help correct these functional changes. Dr Shifrin will discuss your specific eyelid features and what can be done to reverse the changes. If you would like to learn more about the ectropion procedure, click here to request a consultation with Dr Shifrin today. Alternatively you can call our office at (312) 590-3572 to schedule your appointment.