Ectropion is the condition where the eyelid has relaxed and become separated from the eye. This results in dryness of the eye surface with associated blurred vision, burning, stinging, light sensitivity and frequent watering of the eye. Surgical correction is aimed at tightening the lower eyelid to return it to its normal position to restore good ocular coverage and comfort.
Entropion is the condition where the eyelid has turned inward causing the eyelashes to rub against the eye surface. This causes symptoms of blurred vision, foreign body sensation, mucous discharge and frequent watering of the eye. As with ectropion repair, surgical correction is aimed at returning the eyelid to its normal position to restore comfort to the eye.