Ectropion is an out-turning of the eyelid, typically the lower. It becomes increasingly common with age, but is also seen with sun-damaged skin, following some forms of lower eyelid surgery and in patients with large lumps on their lower eyelids.


Corrective surgery is typically performed under local anaesthesia with good, fast results. The exact technique employed depends on the individual patient, with some potentially requiring a skin graft if there is a shortage of skin in the region around the eye.