Entropion and ectropion are eyelid problems.
Normally, your upper and lower eyelids close tightly to protect your eye.
If you have entropion, the edge of one of your eyelids turns inward, so your eyelashes rub against your eye. This can damage your cornea, the clear layer at the front of your eye.
If you have ectropion, the edge of one of your eyelids turns outward. When this happens your upper and lower eyelids don’t fit against each other properly, so your eye doesn’t fully close. This can dry out your eye.
Entropion and ectropion have similar symptoms:
Doctors treat entropion and ectropion with: