A condition, typically a consequence of advanced age, in which the eyelid is turned outward away from the eyeball.
- This results in tears pooling in the cul-de-sac produced by the lower lid ectropion and resultant epiphora.
- Paralytic lower lid ectropion was present in eight patients before the combined procedure and improved significantly in seven of these patients.
- A common cause of eye watering in older people is ectropion.
Late 17th century: from Greek, from ek- 'out' + trepein 'to turn'.
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