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An infant, born on Dec. 22, 1946, was brought to the clinic on Jan. 28, 1947. The mother stated that the child's eyes became inflamed on the third day after birth. She treated the eyes with camomile compresses, and the right eye recovered promptly, whereas the left eye remained closed and the discharge continued.
Examination showed that the right eye was normal except for redness of the conjunctiva and slight roughness above the convex tarsal margin.
The margin of the lid of the left eye was fully turned, resembling the picture of spastic entropion. The conjuctiva was diffusely reddened, with a smooth surface. In the center of the cornea there was a deep, round, sharp-edged infiltration, 3 mm. in diameter and of torpid character. The whole corneal surface showed a superficial haziness. Bacteriologic examination revealed no pathogenic organisms.
The entropion was unusual. Spastic entropion does not occur in the first
KETTESY A. ENTROPION IN INFANCY CAUSED BY FOLDING OF THE TARSUSReport of a Case. Arch Ophthalmol. 1948;39(5):640-642. doi:10.1001/archopht.1948.00900020649006