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January 1973

Cicatricial Ectropion Associated With Lamellar Ichthyosis

Author Affiliations

USA, Fort Sam Houston, Tex; San Antonio, Tex
From the Ophthalmology Service, Department of Surgery, Brooke General Hospital (Dr. Shindle), Fort Sam Houston, Tex, and the Division of Ophthalmology, University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio (Dr. Leone).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(1):62-64. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040064015

An 8-year-old boy with lamellar ichthyosis had bilateral cicatricial ectropion of the lower eyelids. His entire body was affected including the palms and soles. Post auricular grafts were successfully used to repair the ectropion. Of the four categories of ichthyosis, the lamellar type is associated with the presence of ectropion and the resultant exposure keratitis.

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