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Ectropion

Also known as Everted Eyelid

Ectropion is a medical condition in which the lower eyelid turns outwards. It is one of the notable aspects of newborns exhibiting congenital Harlequin-type ichthyosis, but ectropion can occur due to any weakening of tissue of the lower eyelid. The condition can be repaired surgically. Ectropion is also found in dogs as a genetic disorder in certain breeds.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with ectropion, 72% report having lacrimation, 66% report having pain in eye, and 58% report having abnormal movement of eyelid. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of ectropion are lacrimation, pain in eye, abnormal movement of eyelid, symptoms of eye, eye redness, spots or clouds in vision, eyelid lesion or rash, foreign body sensation in eye, swollen eye, white discharge from eye, and itchiness of eye, although you may still have ectropion without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with ectropion often receive physical therapy exercises; manipulation; and other procedures, other therapeutic procedures on eyelids; conjunctiva; cornea, ophthalmic examination and evaluation, physical therapy exercises, corneal transplant, procedures on spleen, removal of ectopic pregnancy and tracheostomy; temporary and permanent .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with ectropion include loteprednol ophthalmic, dexamethasone-tobramycin ophthalmic, latanoprost, azithromycin ophthalmic, fluorescein, ginkgo biloba extract (ginkgo), pilocarpine ophthalmic, brimonidine-timolol ophthalmic, cyclosporine ophthalmic, erythromycin ophthalmic, candesartan (atacand), brimonidine ophthalmic and tropicamide ophthalmic .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for ectropion include age 75+ years age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age 30-44 years, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, and age 15-29 years almost never get ectropion.

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
0.0x
30-44 years
0.0x
45-59 years
0.4x
60-74 years
1.7x
75+ years
7.2x

Sex

Male
1.3x
Female
0.8x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.4x
Hispanic
1.1x
White
1.2x
Other
0.8x
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