Ectropion may also occur due to other diseases or events that have a lasting impact on the muscular and nervous systems. A stroke occurs when the patient experiences a lack of blood flow to the brain. When the brain experiences starvation of oxygenated blood, it results in a seizure in the affected individual.
Patients who experience the onset of a stroke may experience symptoms similar to a heart attack. The patient may find that they begin to develop a pain that runs down either the right or left side of the body. When a stroke occurs on the right hemisphere of the brain, it affects the patient’s ability to speak, swallow, and they may also encounter vision problems.
If the stroke affects the muscles around the eyelids, it may cause an abnormal drooping of the eyelids, resulting in the onset of ectropion. Unfortunately, the effects of the stoke are permanent, and it may be challenging for the doctor to restore the patient’s eyelid function.