2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
7 Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery
Part II: Periocular Soft Tissues
Chapter 12: Periocular Malpositions and Involutional Changes
Mechanical ectropion is usually caused by the gravitational effect of a bulky eyelid mass. Other causes include fluid accumulation, herniated orbital fat, or poorly fitted spectacles. Treatment is focused on addressing the underlying etiology.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.