Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2024 Jan 17;144(1). doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.23.0309. Print 2024 Jan 23.
[Article in English, Norwegian]


In ectropion, the eyelid margin - typically the lower eyelid - is turned outward. This condition is becoming increasingly common due to the ageing population. Ectropion is classified as either acquired or congenital, with the former being the most prevalent. Acquired ectropion is further divided into involutional, paralytic, mechanical and cicatricial subtypes. Involutional ectropion is the most common where there is no patient population bias. This clinical review provides an overview of ectropion.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aging
  • Ectropion*
  • Humans