A normal, healthy lower eyelid should be in contact with the eyeball. The ectropion is defined as an outward sag, or eversion, of the edge of the eyelid. When there is a case of ectropion, the eyelid is turned back on itself and can no longer adequately protect the eye. This condition usually affects older people. Artificial tears and ointments can be used to temporarily relieve symptoms.
You should know that Bellevue clinics have all the latest technologies available to diagnose and monitor cases of ectropion.