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December 1983

Chronic Conjunctivitis Associated With 'Floppy Eyelids'

Author Affiliations

From the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr Schwartz is now in private practice in San Francisco.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(12):1884-1888. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040020886010

• The floppy eyelid syndrome represents a chronic conjunctivitis characterized by a triad of (1) a loose upper lid that readily everts on elevating the lid, (2) a soft rubbery tarsus that can be folded on itself, and (3) a diffuse papillary conjunctivitis. Seven cases of this condition are reported, all involving men, and four involving obese patients.