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August 1980

Ankyloblepharon Filiforme Adnatum: Congenital Eyelid-Band Syndromes

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Rosenman and Ronen) and Neonatology (Drs Eidelman and Schimmel), Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem; and the Department of Pediatrics (Dr Eidelman), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY.

Am J Dis Child. 1980;134(8):751-753. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1980.02130200021008

• Three infants had congenital eyelid bands, ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum (AFA), in association with cleft lip and palate. A review of the literature of all previously reported cases of AFA was performed and a new classification of the various clinical types of AFA is proposed. This new classification should aid in genetic counseling.

(Am J Dis Child 134:751-753, 1980)