• Steven M. CouchEmail author
  • Philip L. Custer


Eyelid ectropion is present when the lid margin is displaced outward from the ocular surface lid margin. This eyelid malposition is commonly encountered in clinical practice and generally affects the lower eyelid. The etiologies of eyelid ectropion include involutional, cicatricial, paralytic, mechanical, and congenital disorders; however, multifactorial causes are frequently present.


Lower Eyelid Eyelid Margin Mucocutaneous Junction Lacrimal Drainage System Posterior Lamella 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmology and Visual SciencesWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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