Certain factors increase your risk of developing ectropion:

  • 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.
Jan. 19, 2013