A turned out lower eyelid no longer in apposition to the eye is called an ectropion. The lower eyelid is usually affected, resulting in tearing and infections. Correction is surgical and involves tightening of the eyelid by placing it firmly against the ocular surface.
An eyelid which turns inward is called an entropion. Not only do the eyelid lashes abrade the eye, but the eyelid skin also abrades the eye. An entropion is uncomfortable. Often the eye is irritated, and scarring and infections may result. Surgical correction is strongly recommended.
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