2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
6 Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Part II: Pediatric Ophthalmology
Chapter 17: Eyelid Disorders
Congenital Eyelid Disorders
Congenital ectropion is a rare abnormality characterized by eversion of the eyelid margin. It usually involves the lower eyelid and is secondary to a vertical deficiency of the skin. Lateral tarsorrhaphy may be effective for mild cases. More severe cases may require a skin flap or graft.
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.