Certain factors increase your risk of developing ectropion:
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- Age. The most common cause of ectropion is weakening muscle tissue associated with aging. The older you are, the greater your chances of developing the condition.
- Previous eye surgeries. People who have had eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) are at higher risk of developing ectropion later.
- Previous cancer, burns or trauma. If you've had spots of skin cancer on your face, facial burns or trauma, you're at higher risk of developing ectropion.
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