Congenital inner eyelid folds

Matt Millett, Jamila G. Hyasat, Gregg T. Lueder

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Background: We describe the ocular findings in two infants who were found to have unusual internal eyelid folds during routine probing for nasolacrimal duct (NLD) obstruction. Materials and methods: Medical records review of two patients with similar eyelid folds. Results: Both children had unusual eyelid folds that began on the inner eyelid adjacent to the lacrimal canaliculi and extended to a position near the caruncle. Both children had resolution of NLDO following routine surgery, suggesting that the eyelid anomalies were an incidental finding at the time of NLDO surgery. Conclusion: The etiology of these unusual inner eyelid folds is not certain but may represent schisis or incomplete separation of the inner eyelid margin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-402
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic Genetics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2023


  • Congential anomaly
  • conjunctiva
  • embryology
  • eyelid


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