Also more likely to occur in the more wrinkled type Saints (Non-FCI). This usually affects
droopy eyes. In this case the eyelids turn outwards, but this does not cause as much
damage as entropion. Because of increased exposure of the eye, dogs with ectropion are
prone to develop allergic or bacterial conjunctivitis – inflammation of the thin membrane
which covers the periphery of the surface of the eye and lines the eyelids. Affected dogs
may develop keratoconjunctivitis sicca because of reduced efficiency at wetting and
cleaning the cornea.Dogs that have had surgical correction for a defect such as ectropion
are prohibited from exhibition in the show ring.