Name = Ectropion
ICD10 = ICD10|H|02|1|h|00, ICD10|Q|10|1|q|10
ICD9 = ICD9|374.1
MedlinePlus = 001007
eMedicineSubj = oph
eMedicineTopic = 211
DiseasesDB = 4108
Ectropion is a
medical conditionin which the lower eyelidturns outwards. It is one of the notable aspects of newborns exhibiting Harlequin ichthyosis. The condition can be repaired surgically. Ectropion is also found in dogs as a genetic disorderin certain breeds.
Facial nerve palsy
Ectropion in dogs
Ectropion in dogs usually involves the lower eyelid. Often the condition has no symptoms, but tearing and
conjunctivitismay be seen. Breeds associated with ectropion include the Cocker Spaniel, the Saint Bernard, the Bloodhound, and the Basset Hound.cite book|author=Gelatt, Kirk N. (ed.)|title=Veterinary Ophthalmology|edition=3rd ed.|publisher=Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins|year=1999|id=ISBN 0-683-30076-8] It can also result from trauma or nerve damage. Treatment (surgery) is only recommended if there is chronic conjunctivitis or if there is corneal damage. A small part of the affected lid is removed and then the lid is sewn back together.
List of eye diseases and disorders
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