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The operation consists of shorten the lower eyelid through a small incision in the lateral edge.
This allows the eyelid to recover its position and tension and improves tearing, as long as the tear duct is permeable.

Cost of Ectropion Treatment

The cost of the treatment is $45.000 + VAT

To make an evaluation you can send photos to [email protected]

This treatment is carried out by Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra and a team of prestigious ophthalmologist surgeons at Hoogstra Medical Centers Caballito branch.

Hoogstra Caballito Clinic, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The clinic has the approval of the Secretary of Public Health.

Complete surgical unit.

Recovery and hospitalization rooms.

The surgeries are performed by Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra.

The modern operating room is equipped with high-level technology and assisted by nurses, instructors specialized in this type of intervention.

All interventions are performed under local anesthesia.

If you have any medical questions, please send an email to [email protected]

In [email protected]  Only medical consultations will be received. Inquiries about shifts, payments and administrative issues are not attended.

How do I take a shift?

If you live in Buenos Aires, you would have to take an appointment with Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra in any of the 3 branches.

Schedule consultation

Book a consultation at our medical centers located in Caballito, Belgrano and Pilar

If you have difficulty taking a shift online, payments and administrative issues.

You can call Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

(011) 4901-6690     (011) 4904-3434     (011) 4904-0880

The value of the consultation with Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra is $60,000 pesos. If you later decide to carry out the treatment, this value will be deducted from the total amount.

If you live in the country or abroad you can send photos to the mail [email protected]

It will be evaluated by Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra.

Previous studies can be done at your place of residence and travel with an established date.

To coordinate operative dates, send an email to Josefina Nuñez:

[email protected] or by WhatsApp at 005491169459535

By phone you can communicate on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following telephone numbers.

0054 11 4 901 6690          0054 11 4 904 3434                     0054 11 4 904 0880

To coordinate payments you can send an email to Jose Luis:

[email protected] Or by WhatsApp: 0054 9 11 5037 9821

Clinical picture

Ectropion is an alteration in the position of the eyelids in which it everts and moves away from the eyeball, in such a way that the inner surface (conjunctiva) is exposed. In most patients, ectropion occurs on the lower eyelid.


Dry and painful eye, tearing, redness of the eyelid, conjunctivitis.


It occurs in elderly patients, due to a weakness of the myoneural plate of the orbicularis oculi muscle.
It is also seen very frequently in eyelid surgeries that dry out the skin and approach the adipose bags through the orbicularis oculi muscle.
Other causes are facial paralysis, burn sequelae, etc.


If ectropion is not resolved in time, corneal ulcers and eye infections can occur, both of which can affect vision.


Perform aesthetic surgeries that do not cause damage to the orbicularis oculi muscle and, if possible, do not dry out the skin of the eyelid.


An ophthalmological assessment by a lacrimal duct specialist is recommended to determine their status prior to surgery. In some cases, lacrimal duct intubation with silicone stents may be necessary.

These procedures are performed under local anesthesia and sedation, so the patient can go home that same day. The duration of the procedure is approximately 30 minutes. The stitches are usually removed between 10 and 14 days after surgery. The first 48 to 72 hours there is usually edema and hematoma in the periocular region that improves with local cold and rest.

Patient testimonial

We invite you to watch the videos on our YouTube channel with the account of patients who have received this treatment, entering here: Ectropion