Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Ectropion (from two Greek words, signifying to turn out), the condition in which the margin of the eyelid is everted, exposing the conjunctival surface. It may result from the contracting cicatricial tissue of a scar produced by a wound of the face, or may be produced by chronic inflammation of the conjunctiva. The only cure for marked ectropion is by operative treatment.