2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
6 Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Part II: Pediatric Ophthalmology
Chapter 17: Eyelid Disorders
Congenital Eyelid Disorders
Epiblepharon is a common congenital anomaly characterized by a horizontal fold of skin adjacent to the eyelid margin (most commonly the lower eyelid) that may turn the eyelashes inward, against the cornea (Fig 17-6). Infants’ corneas often tolerate this condition surprisingly well. Unlike congenital entropion, epiblepharon often resolves spontaneously. Ocular lubricants may be beneficial. Surgical repair is required when the condition does not resolve or it causes chronic corneal irritation.
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.