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April 1979

Unilateral Blepharochalasis

Author Affiliations


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

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)