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April 1979

Unilateral Blepharochalasis

Author Affiliations

USNR; USNR; USN

From the Departments of Dermatology (Drs Brazin and Johnson) and Ophthalmology (Dr Stern), National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(4):479-481. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010040057018
Abstract

True blepharochalasis occurring in young adults and associated with recurrent bouts of eyelid swelling and eventual lid laxity is an uncommon entity. We report the case of an 18-year-old woman who had a nine-year history of unilateral blepharochalasis. A skin biopsy specimen that showed the absence of stainable elastic tissue confirmed the clinical impression, and appropriate surgical correction was carried out.

(Arch Dermatol 115:479-481, 1979)

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