Tests and diagnosis

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Usually, ectropion can be diagnosed with a routine eye exam and physical examination. Your doctor may pull on your eyelids during the exam, or ask you to close your eyes forcefully, in order to assess your eyelid's muscle tone and tightness.

If your ectropion is caused by a scar, tumor or previous surgery, your doctor will examine the surrounding tissue as well. Understanding how other conditions cause ectropion is important in choosing the correct treatment or surgical technique.

Jan. 19, 2013