A CASE OF BILATERAL CONGENITAL EUBLEPHARON OR ECTROPION

Sally Suliman, Colin Michie

Abstract


Bilateral Congenital Eublepharon, also referred to as ectropion, is a rare condition in which at birth the eyelids do not cover the eye. It is more commonly found in Afro-Caribbean infants and in those with trisomy 21.  Management is usually conservative.  We review data from animal embryology to propose the condition may be related to defects in the expression of fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGFR2) in a child with this trisomy.

 

Declarations: No conflicts of interest to declare

 

Keywords: Eublepharon; fibroblast growth factors; FGFR2; trisomy 21

 


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