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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

versión impresa ISSN 0864-2176versión On-line ISSN 1561-3070


ROJAS RONDON, Irene et al. Ankyloblepharon and the treatment of congenital palpebral and ocular anomalies. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2018, vol.31, n.3, pp.1-7. ISSN 0864-2176.

Ankyloblepharon is the partial or total fusion of eyelid margins. According to its location, it may be classified as medial or internal and lateral or external. This congenital malformation is a very rare condition. Though it may be genetically determined, its exact cause or development mechanism is not clearly known. The first case is a 57-day-old female infant whose mother had undergone cleft palate surgery. Ophthalmological examination revealed fusion of the entire eyelid margin of the right eye and bridling toward the temporal sector of the left eye, as well as a cleft palate. The second case is a 24-month-old female patient whose ophthalmological examination revealed bridling fusing the two eyelid margins of the left eye in the temporal zone. Ankyloblepharon diagnosis was confirmed. In the first case, due to the patient's age it was decided to postpone surgical treatment until lip fissure surgery was performed at 3 months. In both cases management was surgical, with good esthetic and functional results. Diagnosis of this condition is based on meticulous clinical and physical examination, supported by the decisive role played by the specialist's knowledge about these anomalies. Treatment is always surgical and the procedure to be performed is simple, even when palpebral reconstruction is required.

Palabras clave : Ankyloblepharon; congenital ocular anomalies; palpebral anomalies.

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