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July 1991

Hereditary Lymphedema and Distichiasis

Author Affiliations

From White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif (Dr Kolin); Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tenn (Drs Johns, Wadlington, and Butler); Sequoia Eye Center, Tulare, Calif (Dr Sunalp); and Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles (Calif) (Dr Wright).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(7):980-981. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080070092042

• Two patients with lymphedema-distichiasis syndrome illustrate that both Milroy's disease and late-onset hereditary lymphedema are sometimes associated with distichiasis. It is important for ophthalmologists to be aware of the lymphedema-distichiasis syndrome because of its ophthalmic manifestations and the associated systemic abnormalities that can be potentially life threatening.

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