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March 1974

Ichthyosis Congenita

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and the Laboratory of Ophthalmic Pathology, Scheie Eye Institute, Philadelphia. Dr. Yanoff is also a member of the Department of Pathology at the medical school.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;91(3):208-210. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.03900060216013

Keratinization and papillary formation of the conjunctiva were found histologically in biopsy specimens from a child with the lamellar type of ichthyosis congenita. The changes are thought to be a manifestation of the systemic disease rather than a secondary phenomenon.

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