A Closer Look at Ectropion
- Posted on: Apr 15 2023
Your eyes provide a window into your overall health. They help to convey the emotions you feel and help you connect to the world around you. One of the first signs that something may be amiss is if you notice something out of the ordinary about your eyes. For instance, having exposed eyelids or outward-turning eyelids could indicate that you have a condition called Ectropion. Patients with Ectropion deal with many uncomfortable symptoms that make it challenging to go about their everyday routine. The Physician’s Eye Clinic team specializes in diagnosing and treating Ectropion and helping you get relief from symptoms. Here are a few reasons why Ectropion affects some people and what our office can do to help.
Causes of Ectropion
There are many potential reasons why some people develop Ectropion. One of the typical causes of Ectropoan is age. As you get older, the skin begins to lose its elasticity, causing it to sag. One of the most typical places where this happens is around the eyes. Some people experience sagging skin around the eyes to the point where the bottom of the eyelid gets exposed.
Also, if you’ve had eye surgeries in the past, you may likely develop Ectropion. For instance, if you’ve had surgical procedures on your lower eyelids, it could later lead to Ectropion. Although many cases of Ectropion can correct after eyelid surgery, some cases may need additional care.
Other possible causes of Ectropion can include:
- Facial paralysis
- Genetic disorders
- Cancerous growths
- Skin removal procedures
Symptoms of Ectropion
Ectropion comes with many uncomfortable symptoms. One of the typical symptoms of the condition is excessive dryness. Other symptoms of Ectropion can include light sensitivity, irritation, and cornea abrasions.
Some forms of Ectropion resolve themselves. However, other forms need professional intervention. The team at Physcian’s Eye Clinic can provide treatments to help correct the issue based on your needs. Strategies we use can range from antibiotics to eyelid grafts and corrective procedures. The treatment we use for you depends on what may be best for your situation and the kind of Ectropion you have. For more on how we can help, please schedule a consultation with our office by calling us at (425) 259-2020.
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