Ectropion Symptoms, Causes & More

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2. Involutional and Paralytic Ectropions

Involutional ectropion is the most common acquired ectropion. It occurs when the collagen and elastic fibers in the eyelid weaken, making the eyelid more likely to droop due to gravity. This ectropion often occurs in older people.1‘Ectropion.’ Cedars, www.cedars-sinai.org/health-library/diseases-and-conditions/e/ectropion.html.

A paralytic ectropion develops due to problems with facial nerves. If the nerves are affected by a stroke or Bell's palsy or if facial paralysis occurs, ectropion may result.1‘Ectropion.’ Cedars, www.cedars-sinai.org/health-library/diseases-and-conditions/e/ectropion.html.,2‘Ectropion.’ Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 5 Jan. 2021, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ectropion/symptoms-causes/syc-20351164.

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