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June 1947

MINOR ANOMALIES IN POSITION OF THE EYELASHES

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NEW YORK
From the service of Dr. E. B. Gresser, Department of Ophthalmology, Beth Israel Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;37(6):772-774. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00890220796005
Abstract

CILIUM INCARNATUM EXTERNUM  THE SUBCUTANEOUS growth of an eyelash is infrequently reported. Makrocki1 described the case of a woman aged 22 with two small nodules in each upper lid which proved to be eyelashes 3 to 4 mm. in length. Except for unusually heavy pigmentation, they were normal. Herzog2 described the case of a woman aged 24 with a wart the size of a pinhead on the outer margin of the left upper lid. On the inner circumference of the base of the wart a cilium was bent backward and grew along the margin of the lid, completely surrounded with epithelium. Slitting of the epithelium permitted the liberation of a normal eyelash to its normal position. Cherno3 mentioned as Bedeutungsvolles Kuriosum a case in which a normally formed, extremely thick eyelash 8 mm. long was found under the skin of the lid. Schreiber4 observed a 17

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