Ectropion is the medical term used to describe the outward turning of the lower eyelid. Symptoms include excessive tearing, redness, mucous discharge, and irritation of the eye.
Ectropion can be repaired surgically to relieve the symptoms and reposition the eyelid.
The surgery usually lasts between 30 minutes to 60 minutes and performed under local anaesthesia. Patients usually do not need to stay in hospital overnight.