Ectropion (turned out) or Entropion (turned in) eyelids. This usually arises from laxity or looseness of the lower eyelid or from scarring post surgery or inflammation. This can expose the conjunctiva and the eye surface causing irritation and feeling of dry eyes. It can also affect the drainage of your tears resulting in excessive tearing.
There are specific surgical procedures tailored to correct this deformity. Our plastic surgeons will explain if and when these procedures are needed.