WAILEA, Hawaii — Ectropion and lower eyelid retraction are clinically distinct entities that may coexist.
There are new surgical treatments for lower eyelid retraction and ectropion. Among them are transblepharoplasty canthopexy, skin grafting for cosmetic ectropion and retraction, and transconjunctival lower lid retraction repair. But first, a thorough clinical assessment is key to making the surgical plan, according to Andrew R. Harrison, MD.
The plan must be based on anatomic abnormalities, Harrison said at Hawaiian Eye 2018.
Whereas lower eyelid ectropion is an eversion of the eyelid