Over time, the tendon of the eyelid stretches. This causes the eyelid, itself, to become laxed and not appose against the eye at the optimal position. When an eyelid laxes, it can lead to ectropion, entropion, and/or lid retraction and thus increase surface exposure, eye irritation and/or pain, redness, blurry vision and tearing. Lid laxity can be repaired by a surgery to tighten the eyelid to the orbital rim through a small incision at the lateral canthus (outside corner of the eye).