Surgical management of congenital eyelid coloboma

M Patipa, R B Wilkins, K W Guelzow
Ophthalmic Surgery 1982, 13 (3): 212-6
Congenital eyelid colobomas are a partial or total absence of eyelid structures. The degree of severity determines the surgical techniques employed for repairing the eyelid. We feel that early surgical treatment reduces the risk of ocular scarring with satisfactory results. We present four cases of congenital upper eyelid colobomas of differing severity and discuss surgical approaches to these lid abnormalities.

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