Ectropion repair deals with a condition which causes the lower eyelid to turn outward at the lid margin. Besides how the condition affects the appearance of the eye, sufferers may experience discomfort or impaired vision. The condition is caused by a loosening of the eye fold tendon, which is often due to aging.
As the eyelids are not able to fully close, the eye is constantly exposed to pollutants such as dust and dirt. Prolonged exposure to air is also detrimental to the health of your eyes. Therefore, sufferers will experience conditions such as dry eye, discharge and reflex tear.
An ectropion repair is a reconstructive eye surgery. There are a number of different surgeries available, and the right surgery for you will depend on the cause of the ectropion. It is important to carry out a full assessment before moving to surgery. You will need to consult with a reconstruction eye specialist to ensure that you are opting for a surgery that will correct the condition and restore function to your eyelid.
The purpose of surgery is to restore function by returning the eyelids to their correct position, allowing the patient to once again close their eyes. Recovery time from these surgical procedures is relatively quick, so you won’t have to worry about too much down time. When your surgery is carried out by a specialist eye surgeon, you will also receive aftercare to ensure that you are healing well after the surgery.
Dr. Kami Parsa is a specialist in reconstruction eye surgeries. If you are tired of suffering from ectropion, the team of Dr. Parsa can help. You can contact our office to arrange a consultation so we are able to carry out an assessment. Booking is available over the phone during office hours, or you can book an appointment via our website.