Congenital Bilateral Eyelid Eversion and Chemosis: A Case Study.

Academic Article


  • This case reports the findings and management of a late preterm female infant born with congenital bilateral eyelid eversion with chemosis. The pathogenic process remains unknown but typically presents at birth, predominantly affecting the upper eyelid of both eyes. Black males, patients with trisomy 21, and collodion infants have a higher incidence of eyelid eversion. Treatment modalities range from conservative therapy including eye patching with antibiotic and lubricating ointment to invasive surgical eyelid suturing. In this case report, successful resolution of chemosis and eyelid inversion occurred with conservative management.
  • Published In

  • Neonatal Network  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Adult, Anti-Bacterial Agents, Bandages, Cesarean Section, Conservative Treatment, Dexamethasone, Diagnosis, Differential, Diagnostic Techniques, Ophthalmological, Ectropion, Eyelids, Female, Gestational Age, Glucocorticoids, Humans, Hypertension, Infant, Newborn, Oligohydramnios, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Saline Solution, Hypertonic, Therapy, Soft Tissue, Treatment Outcome
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    Author List

  • Kirkpatrick A; Ledlow D; Dixon E; Philips JB
  • Start Page

  • 137
  • End Page

  • 140
  • Volume

  • 37
  • Issue

  • 3