Eye Lid Laxity

Description/Introduction

Types of Eyelid Malpositions

Common Consequences of Eyelid Malpositions

Common Symptoms associated with Eyelid Malpositions

Evaluation and treatment of eyelid malpositions needs to be disease-specific and tailored to the patient’s needs. This requires consultation with an eye surgeon familiar with treating various eyelid malpositions. More detailed explanations on each particular eyelid malposition is provided elsewhere for your ready reference 

 

 Eyelid Positional Disorders

Ectropion

Ectropion is the medical term used to illustrate sagging and outward turning of the lower eyelid and eyelashes. The margin of the eyelid and the eyelashes revert (turn out) . This rubbing can lead to excessive tearing, crusting of the eyelid, mucous discharge and irritation of the eye

Entropion


Entropion is the medical term used to illustrate sagging and outward turning of the lower eyelid and eyelashes. The margin of the eyelid and the eyelashes invert (turn in) . This rubbing can lead to excessive tearing, crusting of the eyelid, mucous discharge and irritation of the eye

Eyelash Disorders

Trichiasis: Lashes pointing to the eye

Other Eyelid conditions

Floppy Eyelid Syndrome: Eyelid sponanteously inverts