EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology
Contributor: William Charles Caccamise, Sr, MD, Retired Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
*Dr. Caccamise has very generously shared his images of patients taken while operating during the "eye season" in rural India as well as those from his private practice during the 1960's and 1970's. Many of his images are significant for their historical perspective and for techniques and conditions seen in settings in undeveloped areas.
Epiblepharon is a congenital horizontal skin near the margin of the eyelid. In the lower lid as seen in this photo, it causes an asymptomatic turning in of the child's soft lashes. This disappears spontaneously with the child's growth.
From Stedman's Medical Dictionary: " Epiblepharon is a congenital horizontal skin near the margin of the lid, due to abnormal insertion of muscle fibers. In the upper lid it simulates blepharochalasis; in the lower lid its presence causes an innocuous and spontaneously disappearing, turning inward of the lashes."
Epiblepharon lower lid
This child also has megalocornea, both eyes.
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