Ankyloblepharon is a partial (ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum) or complete fusion of the eyelid margins (Fig 10-6). These webs of skin can usually be opened with scissors after being clamped for a few seconds with a hemostat. In severe cases, underlying ocular abnormalities may exist.
Figure 10-3 Congenital eyelid eversion.
(Courtesy of Thaddeus S. Nowinski, MD.)
Figure 10-4 Congenital eyelid deformities. A, Ankyloblepharon. B, Epiblepharon. C, Epicanthus palpebralis. D, Euryblepharon.
(Illustration by Cat N. Burkat, MD.)
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.