Congenital shortening of the anterior lamella of all eyelids: The so-called ablepharon macrostomia syndrome

Antonio Augusto V. Cruz, Fernando C. Guimaraes, Habib N. Obeid, Victor E.F. Ferraz, Thelma R. Noce, Francisco E. Martinez

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Abstract

Summary: The so-called ablepharon macrostomia syndrome is an extremely rare congenital condition that includes abnormal ears, an enlarged, fishlike mouth, absence of lanugo, redundant skin, and vertical shortening of all eyelids. Only four cases have been described so far. In these cases the nature of the eyelid anomalies has not been clearly defined. We report one more case showing that the condition is better described as a severe microblepharon because only the anterior lamella of the eyelids is shortened. The literature about this condition is reviewed, and oculoplastic treatment is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-287
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1995

Keywords

  • Ablepharon macrostomia
  • Eyelid anomalies
  • Oculoplastic treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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