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February 1974

Primary Congenital Eversion of the Eyelids

Author Affiliations

Shreveport, La
From the Department of Pediatrics, Louisiana State University Medical Center, School of Medicine in Shreveport, and the Confederate Memorial Medical Center, Shreveport, La.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;127(2):243-244. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110210093013

Primary eversion of the upper eyelids is a rare entity. Anatomical and mechanical factors have been postulated, but pathogenesis remains unresolved. Mechanical factors of a transient nature are strongly suggested by the virtually complete recovery of most patients. In the case that we report, the patient's eyelids returned to normal within three weeks with conservative management.