Ectropion is a term used to describe when the eyelid turns out. This often causes eye irritation (due to dry eyes), skin irritation (dermatitis), and tearing (due to abnormal tear drainage). This can occur due to a range of conditions.
Common Causes of an Ectropion
- Age-related loosening of the eyelid (involutional)
- Tight skin that pulls down the eyelid (cicatricial)
- Weakening of the muscle that causes the lower eyelid to droop (usually seen with Bell’s Palsy or stroke patients)
Treatments for an eyelid that turns out range from tightening the lower eyelid to adding skin so that the eyelid is no longer being pulled down (skin grafting).
Dr. Neel Kumar completed years of training in order to specialize in treating eyelid conditions. We will work with you to develop a care plan based on your individual case and needs.
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Meet Dr. Kumar
Neel Kumar, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon and aesthetic specialist at Triad Eye Institute in Tulsa, OK. Dr. Kumar completed his fellowship training in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, orbit, and lacrimal system at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL and the Duke Eye Hospital in Durham, NC.
He performs a variety of oculoplastic and reconstructive procedures, including ptosis repair, upper and lower blepharoplasty, cancer reconstruction, tear duct surgery, cosmetic injections and more.
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We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Triad Eye Institute today. We’ll work to develop a customized treatment plan designed to provide you with the relief and clear vision you deserve. Call our office today and we’ll be happy to assist you.