Ankyloblepharon Filiforme Adnatum in an African Baby – A case report

  • OO Onabolu Department of Ophthalmology, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences, P.M.B 2022, Sagamu
  • OT Bodunde Department of Ophthalmology, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences, P.M.B. 2022, Sagamu
Keywords: congenital anomaly, congenital ankylobepharon, lid malformation

Abstract

Ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum is a congenital malformation of the lid margins, wherein the lids are connected by fine strands of extensible tissue. It can occur sporadically or be inherited as an autosomal dominant gene with variable penetrance. The abnormality is easily amenable to surgical lysis, but it is important to examine the baby for other congenital abnormalities. We present a two-week-old baby with this condition, who like other associated ankyloblepharon-ectodermal dysplasia clefting syndrome (AEC) has severe skin desquamation.
Key Words: congenital anomaly, congenital ankylobepharon, lid malformation
Nigerian Journal of Ophthalmology Vol.12 (1) 2004: 29-30
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